Glasgow weather live updates: New weather warnings as Storm Isha disruption to continue

 Parts of Scotland have seen the strongest winds in 20 years
Met Office weather warnings about Storm Isha cover almost all of the UK Picture: Met OfficeMet Office weather warnings about Storm Isha cover almost all of the UK Picture: Met Office
Met Office weather warnings about Storm Isha cover almost all of the UK Picture: Met Office

An amber weather warning in Glasgow for strong winds associated with Storm Isha has caused disruption to transport and damage to property. A yellow warning for rain is in place today with a chance that homes and buildings could be subject to flooding. An updated weather warning forecasts rain and high winds to continue into Tuesday and Wednesday.

Storm Isha brought high winds to Glasgow overnight with delays and cancellations to bus, train and flights. Some roads are closed this morning with diversions in place because of downed trees and flooding.

Glasgow Weather: Storm Isha

Key Events

  • Network Rail expects train services in Scotland to remain suspended until after 12pm today after "a wild night".
  • Met Office says: “Storm Isha will bring a disruptive spell of weather to the UK with strong winds across the whole country. Heavy rain will cause additional hazards, particularly in the west. A number of severe weather warnings for rain have also been issued. Keep up to date with the Met Office warnings and pay close attention to guidance from your local authority.”
  • Dozens of train lines remain shut across the country due to fallen trees and flooding.

Some services have been reinstated on routes from Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central Station but the following lines remain closed.

• Glasgow Central - Edinburgh via Shotts/Carstairs

• Queen Street - Anniesland

• Gourock

• Wemyss Bay

• East Kilbride

• Cathcart Circle / Neilston / Newton • Glasgow - Lanark

• Services via Glasgow Central /Queen Street Low Levels remain subject to severe disruption.

Network Rail suspended all services at 7pm last night. Before trains can run today, a full line inspection and the repairing of any damage found must be carried out. While trains are unable to run on most routes, services are beginning to be reinstated.

The train lines open include

• Paisley Canal - Glasgow Central • Glasgow Central - Barrhead • Glasgow Central - Largs • Glasgow Central - Prestwick Town

Met Office Update - Storm Jocelyn

Public transport continues to be affected by the aftermath of storm damage overnight, however First Glasgow has indicated it will continue to operate all local bus services today, although customers may experience some delays.

TransPennine Express has advised train travellers to check their journeys before heading out and to expect an impact to services on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 January.

Kathryn O’Brien, Customer Experience and Operations Director for TransPennine Express said: “Our number one priority is to keep our customers and colleagues safe, and we will be doing all we can to keep people moving in difficult conditions.

“We are urging anyone travelling across the affected routes to plan ahead, allow extra time, check their journey up until the last minute, and follow the guidance provided.”

Man dies after car collides with fallen tree

An 84-year-old man has died during Storm Isha after the car he was a passenger in crashed into a fallen tree in Grangemouth, Falkirk, on Sunday, Police Scotland have said.

Some of the strongest gusts of wind recorded in the UK have been at Prestwick on the Ayrshire coast.

Flight cancellations

High winds have caused flight cancellations and diversions overnight and into this morning. A flight travelling from Sharm El Sheikh to Glasgow airport declared an emergency due to Storm Isha.

A spokesperson for Glasgow airport said the TUI flight was “diverted to Manchester due to current weather conditions” late on Sunday.

The remains of a garden shed were blown on to the line at Belgrove Station in the East End and a small fire broke out after a tree fell on overhead wires in Gartcosh, in Cumbernauld.

At least 10 trees fell on the line between Garrowhill and Easterhouse, damaging overhead lines. A wall and fence were blown on to the line at Glasgow Queen Street. Network Rail are inspecting rail lines before deciding what services can resume this afternoon. All train services are cancelled till at least after 12pm today.

Electricity network

An update this morning that storm-force winds have damaged overhead power lines in the north of Scotland, affecting supplies for more than 20,000 Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Distribution customers in the area.

SSEN said, as of 8.45am, supplies had been restored to more than 17,500 customers, with 10,500 properties off supply.

It said full restoration was not expected on Monday because of the widespread damage, and challenges reaching faults because of fallen trees and road closures.