A Met Office weather warning has been issued for the whole of Tayside and Fife as Scotland prepares to be battered by winds of up to 80mph.
The yellow alert will be in effect from 3am until midnight on Friday, December 7, with the forecaster predicting a spell of “very strong winds”.
The Met Office said disruption is expected to hit roads, as well as air, rail and ferry services. Power cuts could also occur and bridges may be forced to close.
Only “exposed” parts of Scotland are expected to be hit by 80mph, however 60mph-70mph winds are expected inland.
A Met Office statement states: “A weather system will move eastwards across the UK on Friday bringing widespread gales. Inland gusts of 60-70 mph are possible with gusts of 80mph in exposed locations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England.
“There remains some uncertainty in the track of this system and where the strongest winds will occur. Heavy rainfall may be an additional hazard across parts of northern and western Scotland.”
The forecaster added: “There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
“There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from flying debris, as well as large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
“Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services.”