Storm Caroline has reached wind speeds of 116mph in Scotland as the forecast gales cause disruption.
The winds – which the Met Office had given an amber warning for because of possible danger to life, have been battering coastlines and exposed areas.
And Mountaineering Scotland has now revealed that a gust of 116mph was recorded in the Cairngorm Mountains.
Storm Caroline and a gust of 116mph on Cairngorm makes this a very good time to tell you about our new web-page on the effects of wind in the mountains. (And we ain’t talking about too much beans!) https://t.co/9ed0qvywd1 pic.twitter.com/WFzrwBIdwz
— MountaineeringScot (@Mountain_Scot) December 7, 2017
Elsewhere, people are sharing images of destruction and disruption as the Northern half of the UK bears the brunt.
— Bogi Gregersen (@bogigreg) December 7, 2017
????? So, how do we prepare for storms like Storm Caroline?
— Network Rail (@networkrail) December 7, 2017
Where possible we will RT relevant messages from partners.
Officers continue patrols monitoring weather conditions with partners – high tide at present in Largs. pic.twitter.com/dxiAybmwuU
— NorthAyrshirePolice (@AyrshireNPolice) December 7, 2017
— Irollwithsoul (@irollwithsoul) December 7, 2017
— Drimnin Estate (@DrimninE) December 7, 2017
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