Weather Warnings In Place As Aberdeenshire Braces For Storm Babet

Storm Babet set to batter north-east scotland

The Met Office has issued an Amber weather warning from 6am Thursday until 6pm on Friday for very strong south easterly winds and exceptional rain fall for Aberdeenshire, including the Banchory and Crathes areas. This has been upgraded to a Red weather warning for the south of Aberdeenshire.

With winds expected to gust up to 70mph and heavy and prolonged rainfall we ask that people avoid visiting Estate woodland during this time due to the increased risk of fallen or hanging trees.

Please also take extra care if visiting wooded areas in Hill of Banchory where hanging trees may present a risk to walkers during high winds.

With severe flooding expected in places we also advise against people visiting the banks of the River Dee or other watercourses on the Estate while the weather warnings are in place.

Important Information

Keep up to date with the latest forecast via the Met Office here.

You can also visit Floodline Scotland for the latest flood advice here.

To find out where you can access supplies of sandbags in your local area, you can search here.

Power outages should be reported to SSEN via 105 and assistance for non-urgent medical issues can be accessed via 111.