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Storm Ophelia: Thousands without power as recovery process begins

Three people have died and thousands have been left without power across the UK after Storm Ophelia battered the country.

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Man struck in head by debris on Nicolson Street due to storm winds

Man struck in head by debris on Nicolson Street due to storm winds

A MAN was struck in the head by falling debris on Nicolson Street in Edinburgh today.

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The sea crashes against the promenade at Saltcoats in Ayrshire as the hurricane-force gales blast the west coast of Scotland in 2015. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Hurricane Bawbag and five of the worst storms to hit Scotland

As Storm Ophelia wreaks havoc on Scotland, we look back at some of the worst storms endured by Scotland in the modern era.

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Video: Storm Ophelia causes tenement to collapses in Glasgow

A city tenement block has partially collapsed as Scotland continues to suffer the aftermath of Storm Ophelia.

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Storm Ophelia: Emergency at Edinburgh Airport as two planes report smoke

Storm Ophelia: Emergency at Edinburgh Airport as two planes report smoke

An emergency response was sparked at Edinburgh Airport today amid concern over smoke in the cabin of two inbound aircraft.

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Aberdeen at around 2.40pm. Picture: Peter Williams

Storm Ophelia: Aberdeen shrouded in darkness before 3pm

Aberdeen descended into darkness just after lunch-time despite it still being October.

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Storm Ophelia: Three dead as ex-hurricane hits UK and Ireland

Three people have been killed as hurricane-force winds from Storm Ophelia battered Ireland and the UK.

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Scotland’s weather: When will Storm Ophelia hit your region?

Storm Ophelia is heading towards Scotland as Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland brace for the tempest to make landfall.

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Storm Ophelia: Nearly 50 flights from Scotland cancelled

Scores of flights and ferries were cancelled across Scotland yesterday as the Storm Ophelia hit the UK, bringing widespread disruption across the transport network.

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Scotland’s weather: Hurricane Ophelia brings gales and rain

Hurricane Ophelia is set to batter the UK and Ireland with gusts of up to 80mph, posing a danger to life and threatening travel chaos.

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Scotland’s weather: Hurricane Ophelia approaches with 80mph winds

Hurricane Ophelia is approaching the UK, with forecasters warning of heavy rain and gusts of up to 80mph – though some areas will enjoy a balmy 25C (77F).

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High winds and rain will push through Scotland to northern England overnight. Picture: John Devlin

Scotland’s weather: High winds and rain forecast for tonight

A new band of wind and rain is set to bring more stormy conditions to the north of the UK.

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Picture: John Devlin

Picture: gales sweep across Scotland

A woman battles with her umbrella, caught by the wind on the Bridgegate near the juntion with Saltmarket in Glasgow, as a young woman looks down from a striking mural by artist James Klinge.

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Queensferry Crossing open in high winds when ‘Forth Road Bridge would close’

The Queensferry Crossing has remained open to traffic in high winds for the first time since it opened.

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Storm Ophelia brought gales and heavy rain to Scotland earlier this week. Picture: John Devlin

Scotland’s weather: Heavy rain and gales forecast for Sunday

Scotland is on course for heavy rain and gales as remnants of Hurricane Lee add “extra oomph” to a low pressure system moving across the Atlantic, forecasters said.

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Heavy rain is expected across Scotland on Sunday. Picture: PA

Scotland’s weather: Yellow warning for strong winds

Large parts of Scotland will be hit by strong winds and heavy rain throughout Sunday.

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Heavy rain could cause travel disruption

Scotland's weather: Flood warning from heavy rain on Sunday

Heavy rain and strong winds could cause flooding and travel disruption across parts of Scotland on Sunday and Monday, the Met Office warned today.
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The three Bridges of the Firth of Forth are framed by a bright green aurora. Picture: SWNS

Spectacular Northern Lights display stretches down Scottish coast

A spectacular display of the Northern Lights could be seen down Scotland’s east coast in the early hours of yesterday.

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Scotland experienced major flooding during terrible weather two winters ago, when UK storms were officially titled for the first time. Naming storms is shown to raise awareness of impending extreme weather and encourage people to take action to protect themselves and their homes. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Storm Aileen to be first winter storm name

Weather forecasters have announced the official names for the next round of winter storms.

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Ben Nevis. Photo: Ordnance Survey

Call to save Ben Nevis weathermen’s work from over 100 years ago

It was home to a team of hardy Scots who braved freezing temperatures and blinding blizzards to take detailed measurements of weather conditions at the top of the UK’s highest mountain more than 100 years ago.

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