AMBER weather warnings are in place in the Wee County today with Storm Dudley expected to bring very strong and disruptive winds from the evening.

The amber “be prepared” Met Office warning for wind is in place across central and southern Scotland from 6pm on Wednesday, February 16.

A similar yellow warning is in place for the whole country from 3pm.

The amber warning will remain in place until 9am on Thursday morning with people advised that there is a good chance that power cuts may occur.

Travel may be disrupted with longer journey times and cancellations. Some roads and bridges

There is a probability that trees will fall and buildings could become damaged, including tiles being blown from roofs.

According to forecasts, very strong westerly winds will develop across western Scotland on Wednesday afternoon, extending eastward.

While there is uncertainty in the timing and location of the strongest winds, there is potential for gusts of 70-80mph in places inland.

Coastal areas and exposed hills could see gusts of 80-90mph and there is a danger to life from large waves.

Areas covered by the amber warning include Clackmannanshire, Stirling, Falkirk, Fife as well as Perth and Kinross.

Storm Eunice is also likely to bring some disruption on Friday, February 18.

A yellow warning for wind is in place south of the border for the whole day with winds of up to 80mph.