Storm Gareth: 80mph gusts and rain to batter Scotland
A weather warning for wind has been put in place for western and south-western areas.
Storm Gareth is to batter parts of Scotland, bringing 80mph winds to parts of the country.
A weather warning for wind has been put in place for western and south-western areas on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Gusts of 80mph are expected as well as a risk of homes flooding and power cuts.
Areas including South Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Islay and Kintyre are all likely to be hit by winds which have originated from Canada and America.
STV Weather presenter Sean Batty said: "The first spell of unsettled weather will move in later today with winds reaching gale force around the coasts and islands widely by the evening and overnight.
"Severe gales will develop for a time across the northern Hebrides and Northern Isles.
"Much more unsettled conditions will come in on Tuesday for the west and far south-west as a very deep low pressure system comes in from the Atlantic.
"These areas will experience severe gales with gust up to 80mph in the most exposed areas, such as Tiree, Islay and Kintrye, as well as along the South Ayrshire and western Dumfries and Galloway coast.
"Gales will also affect the Northern Isles for a time on Wednesday as the low pressure system drifts away."
Heavy rain will also batter parts of the country including Argyll and the Highlands on Thursday.
Sean added: "The winds will ease down on Wednesday before another very unsettled spell of weather on Thursday and Friday with heavy rain and strong winds developing once again, which will be more widespread than Tuesday's windy weather.
"Some of our computer models indicate the possibility of as much as 70mm of rain accumulating through Thursday in parts of Argyll and the west Highlands which could lead to some localised flooding issues, in addition with some snow melt off the hills."