Glasgow weather: Met Office issues yellow weather warning - what to expect and latest forecast
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The warning will go into effect on Wednesday, and the conditions are expected to bring strong winds and some showers.
So, what is the current weather forecast for Glasgow? Here’s a breakdown of the latest updates from the Met Office.
When does the weather warning come into place for Glasgow?
The weather warning will come into place across most of Scotland at 0:00 on Wednesday October 5, and will last until 11:59pm.
What does a yellow weather warning mean?
According to the Met Office website, a Yellow and Amber warning can represent a range of impact levels and possibilities. Therefore they ask people to read each warning carefully so they are aware of what they can expect.
The warnings are designed to let people, businesses, emergency responders and governments know what weather is in store and what the impacts of that weather may be.
The Met Office website states: “Yellow warnings can be issued for a range of weather situations. Many are issued when it is likely that the weather will cause some low level impacts, including some disruption to travel in a few places.
“Many people may be able to continue with their daily routine, but there will be some that will be directly impacted and so it is important to assess if you could be affected.
“Other yellow warnings are issued when the weather could bring much more severe impacts to the majority of people but the certainty of those impacts occurring is much lower. It is important to read the content of yellow warnings to determine which weather situation is being covered by the yellow warning.
What to expect from the yellow wind warning for Glasgow?
The Met Office has said that this specific yellow warning for Glasgow could bring a variety of weather conditions, including strong winds and some disruption to travel.
Here’s a breakdown of what this specific wind warning suggests for Glasgow:
- There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris
- There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
- There is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected
- There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close
- There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
What is the Met Office weather forecast for Glasgow?
Winds will ease and clouds will clear rather quickly on Tuesday leaving a bright day with a few shows.
The afternoon will be pleasant with sunshine and lighter winds.
Temperatures are expected to hit highs of 16°C.
Outlook Wednesday to Friday
Wednesday will be wet and windy for the most part, with winds picking up for much of the day.
As the end of the week comes in the conditions will turn cooler with blustery showers forecast.
How to protect yourself from a storm
The Met Office has a variety of tips you can use to protect yourself from a storm.
Here are just a few of the things you can do:
- Get your roof checked. Before it gets too windy it’s always worth checking for loose slates.
- Ensure that all your fences are firmly in the ground.
- Check if your home or office is at risk for flooding, and contact The Environment Agency immediately for advice and information.
- Ensure you’re home is insured, and that your policy is up to date. Building insurance offers peace of mind and coverage when you need it.
- Close and securely fastened doors, windows, especially those facing the wind.
- Secure loose objects like garden furniture, ladders and things that could be blown into windows with strong gusts of winds.
- Park vehicles in a garage if you have one. If you do not, keep them clear of buildings, trees, walls and fences.
- Ensure that all gutters and pipes are free from debris to avoid overflowing and damage during heavy rain.
- In case of flooding it’s a good idea to have sandbags at doors, windows and other gaps in a home.