THE Wee County has been told to brace for "very strong winds" as Storm Otto hits the country this week.

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office, which includes a potential for power cuts and disruption to travel.

The alert will be in place for tomorrow, Friday, February 17, from 3am until 3pm.

The storm could bring gusts of around 75mph, with meteorologists warning that damage could be caused to buildings as a result.

Commuters are also being warned to plan their journey before setting off as some roads and bridges may be closed to traffic, with rail services also likely to be impacted.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Andy Page said: "Storm Otto will bring high winds and rain to the UK, with some northern parts of Scotland and the northeast of England likely to get the strongest gusts of wind, possibly in excess of 75mph.

"Warnings have been issued and could be updated as Storm Otto develops.

"There's a chance of travel disruption and high-sided vehicles could be particularly prone to disrupted plans in this set-up.

"There's associated rain with Storm Otto, with 40-50 mm of rain likely to fall over parts of western Scotland."

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