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Police warning issued as Storm Callum to batter Scotland

People have been urged to bring warm clothing as well as extra food and water.

A warning has been issued as Storm Callum is expected to batter parts of Scotland.

Police Scotland has urged people to bring warm clothing as well as extra food and water as the country prepares for 70mph winds and rain.

A weather warning has been put in place for western and northern areas on Friday and Saturday.

Storm Callum is also predicted to bring major travel disruption to parts of the country.

STV weather presenter Sean Batty said: "Storm Callum will bring strong winds and bands of heavy rain to Scotland on Friday and Saturday.

"On Friday, winds will gust between 50 and 60 mph in western areas of the country with gusts to 70mph in the more exposed parts of the north west.

"Tide peaks will be a bit higher than usual after the new moon at the weekend, so large waves can be expected which could overtop some sea walls. This could lead to some localised coastal flooding issues."

A police spokesman said: "Police Scotland is advising the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning and that conditions for travel in the areas mentioned above may be hazardous and extra caution should be exercised.

"If you are travelling you should ensure you and your vehicle are adequately prepared for the conditions making sure you have sufficient fuel and supplies such as warm clothing, food and water in the event you are delayed for several hours.

"Charge your mobile phone and plan your route as well as alternative routes."

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