Met Office upgrade weather warning for Aberdeen as Storm Caroline’s 90mph winds set to batter Scotland

An Amber warning for wind has been issued for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire as Storm Caroline looks set to batter the region.

Winds of up to 90mph will hit north, central and east Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen between 6am and midnight today.

The amber level warning means there’s a good chance that buildings and trees could be damaged, and warns that flying debris could lead to injuries or danger to life.

In a post on their website, the Met Office said: “Storm Caroline is expected to bring a spell of very windy weather to northern Scotland.

“Gusts of 70 to 80 mph are expected widely with gusts to 90 mph possible in exposed areas.

“Flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life.

“Some damage to buildings is possible, such as tiles blowing off roofs.

“Longer journey times and cancellations are likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected.

“There is a good chance that power cuts may also occur.

“Large waves are expected and beach material may be thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties.”