High winds have caused disruption on the two major bridges in Tayside and Fife.
The Tay Road Bridge, which links Dundee and Fife, is open to cars and single decker buses only, with 30mph speed restriction in place.
As of 6.36am this morning, the central walkway was closed to pedestrians and cyclists. Motorcyclists have also been told not to use the bridge.
A Met Office weather forecast is in the video above this article.
Rain swept eastwards through the early hours of Friday, but remained persistent over parts of western Scotland pic.twitter.com/xzSWlzf6T8
— Met Office (@metoffice) May 22, 2020
The Forth Road Bridge, which connects Fife with Edinburgh, is also closed to double decker buses due to high winds.
Traffic Scotland has additionally a warning for motorists using the M90 Friarton Bridge near Perth. They caution due to “high winds currently affecting driving conditions”.
The windy weather follows Friday’s stormy conditions that saw a tree come down at Magdalen Green in Dundee.
In Perthshire, airborne paramedics were called to rescue a woman who was feared trapped under a tree in Abernethy yesterday.
Saturday is set to be changeable for Tayside and Fife, with gusts of wind and outbreaks of rain. A weather forecast is in the video above this article.
Elsewhere in Scotland, a number of ferry services have been cancelled and flood alerts issued across Scotland, with heavy rain and high winds sweeping the country.
The Met Office reported that Saturday would be another windy day across the UK, especially in Scotland, with the west being cloudier and seeing further spells of heavy rain.
While a number of ferry services are already cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, at least three Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) routes have fallen victim to the weekend weather conditions.
All Saturday sailings between Ardrossan and Brodick have been called off, as well as services between Oban, Coll and Tiree.
The ferry between Tarbert and Lochranza was also cancelled due to “winds in excess of 45mph”.
Numerous other services were given yellow warnings by CalMac, meaning they are “liable to disruption or cancellation at short notice”.
Although the Met Office has not yet given any warnings, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) issued flood alerts for five areas of Scotland from Friday evening to early on Sunday morning.
The areas affected include Argyll and Bute; Easter Ross and Great Glen; Findhorn, Nairn, Moray and Speyside; Skye and Lochaber; and Wester Ross.
The warnings stated: “Persistent and at times heavy rain is expected to affect mainly western parts of the area from late Friday through until early on Sunday morning.
“Localised flooding of low-lying land and roads is possible, with standing water and difficult driving conditions likely.
“River flooding from smaller watercourses is possible and by the end of Saturday some of the larger rivers are likely to be high.
“Sepa will continue to monitor the situation and further updates will appear here if the situation changes.”
Rail services in Glasgow were also affected, with a tree branch being caught on the overhead electrical wires.
A Network Rail team was sent to Pollokshields East to sort the issue, which delayed several Saturday morning trains.
Operator ScotRail also tweeted a warning that high tides are expected at Saltcoats, with affected services between Glasgow Central and Ardrossan Harbour and Largs terminating and starting from Kilwinning instead.