Explosive cyclogenesis is underway north of Scotland right now, with cyclone Carolina rapidly deepening over the past hours, now at 973 mbar and expected to continue. The cyclone is expected to produce an intense windstorm across Scotland, particularly northern parts. High-resolution models suggest gusts in 100-140 km/h range over a wide area, up to 170-180 km/h at higher elevations.

Peak wind gusts across British Isles on Thursday morning per ICON-EU model, map by www.wxcharts.eu

Peak wind gusts across Scotland on Thursday morning per ARPEGE model, map by www.wxcharts.eu

Stay tuned for updates!