ENJOY the sunshine while it lasts – stormy conditions are set to return at the end of the week.
Today’s unseasonably warm weather will be replaced by the strong winds and heavy rain felt at the beginning of the week as we head into Friday and Saturday.
The looming weather system will be the latest named storm of the year, Storm Callum.
Friday’s weather system has been named as #StormCallum by @MetEireann The strongest winds are likely in western Ireland though NW parts of the UK can expect severe gales. The main impacts for the UK will be from heavy rain across some western areas Friday & Saturday #weatheraware pic.twitter.com/KGq20Y2NAU
— Met Office (@metoffice) October 10, 2018
Ireland will bear the brunt of the storm, but gusts of 80mph are expected in parts of Scotland, with up to 10cm of rain falling.
The Met Office has issued a number of weather warnings for the unsettled conditions that impact large parts of the country.
A yellow warning for wind is in place across the west coast of Scotland, including Glasgow and parts of the central belt, throughout Friday. The Borders are likely to feel the worst of the rain.
On Saturday, heavy rain is expected across most of the country as it looks set to be a wet weekend.
STV’s weather presenter Sean Batty says the north and west of the country will be worst affected as Storm Callum arrives.
He told STV News: “It’s likely gusts of around 80mph will be recorded in the Hebrides and the north-west.
“The track of this storm is a bit further north than Storm Ali, so therefore Callum shouldn’t be as damaging as Ali was in central parts of the country.”
The weather has already caused misery this week for Scots, with strong winds and rain causing disruption to the transport network.
Oban was badly hit by flash flooding, and the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful was closed due to serious landslides.