A severe weather warning for Tayside and Fife has been upgraded.
Poor conditions are forecast to move into Scotland on Wednesday as a result of Storm Ali with forecasters warning of “injuries or danger to life”.
A Met Office amber warning for wind, effective from 8am until 5pm on Wednesday, has now been issued for Tayside and Fife and neighbouring Grampian.
A second yellow wind warning remains in place from 6am until 10pm on Wednesday.
The amber warning – which covers all of Dundee and Fife, and much of Angus and Perthshire – warns of a “very windy spell” with gusts of up to 75mph.
The Tay Road Bridge was closed to double-decker buses and a 30mph speed limit was put in place on Tuesday afternoon as a result of high winds. The restrictions were lifted at about 4.30pm.
High Winds – Bridge Closed to Double Decker
Buses, 30mph speed restriction in place (15:00 18/09/2018)
— Tay Road Bridge (@tay_road_bridge) September 18, 2018
It claims there may be power cuts, road and bridge closures, widespread travel disruption, and that buildings could be damaged due to fallen trees.
It adds: “Storm Ali is expected to bring a very windy spell of weather with gusts of 65-75mph inland.
“Flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life.
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“Probably some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs or damage through falling trees and branches breaking.
“Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected.
“Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.
“Some roads and bridges likely to close.
“Large waves could affect coastal roads, sea fronts and properties.”
Storm Ali, which is moving into Scotland from the Atlantic, is the first named storm of the season.