Storm waves crashing against a harbour wall

Storm Barbara

Storm Barbara impacts

Windy weather was experienced across the country, but the focus of the storm was on parts of north and northwest Scotland.

Over 100 schools were closed in the Highlands were forced to close while train and bus services were disrupted and ferries to the Northern and Western Isles were cancelled.

Two planes attempting to land at Stornoway airport were unable to land and forced to return to Aberdeen and Inverness.

A subsequent warning was also issued for 26 December 2016 with more strongs winds following shortly after named Storm Conor.

Storm Barbara - Maximum gust speeds (mph)
Site Name Area Max Gust (mph)
Sella Ness Shetland Islands 83
Sule Skerry Orkney 78
South Uist Outer Hebrides 75
Mona Anglesey 75
Sumburgh Shetland Islands 71

Satellite imagery of Storm Barbara

This video shows continuous satellite imagery of Storm Barbara forming in the Atlantic Ocean and moving towards the UK: