SCHOOLS CLOSED AND ‘DANGER TO LIFE’ WARNINGS ISSUED 70mph winds from storm Babet
Some schools will close and people are being told to stay at home as Storm Babet bears down on parts of the UK.
The Met Office has issued a rare red warning for “exceptional and persistent” rain in eastern Scotland, as well as amber and yellow warnings for wind and rain in other areas.
The red alert covers parts of the east of Scotland between the Dundee and Aberdeen areas from 6pm on Thursday until midday on Friday, “with some locations likely to see 200-250mm” of rainfall.
It marks the first time a red warning for rain has been issued in the UK since Storm Dennis in February 2020.
The downpour has already caused disruption to Scotland’s transport network.