Winds with a maximum of 80mph are expected as Storm Caroline affects the north of Britain later this week.
On Thursday, a major weather warning has been released by the Met Office for northern Scotland.
On Friday, snow and dropping temperatures are also anticipated to affect the west of the country as Storm Caroline, which is the third named storm of the season, passes through.
A statement from the Met Office stated: “Storm Caroline is expected to bring a spell of very windy weather to northern Scotland on Thursday.
“Gusts of 60-70mph are expected quite widely, with gusts to 80mph possible near north-facing mainland coasts and across the isles.”
“Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible,” the statement continued. “Some short-term loss of power and other services is possible.
“It is likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves.”
An ice and yellow snow warning is issued for Friday for Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and western England.
Forecasters stated that gusts could be strong enough to bring down power cables.
On Thursday, areas that are outside the warning zone are also possible to experience windy conditions.
Nicola Maxey, a spokesperson for the Met Office, stated: “Outside of that area winds will pick up across the rest of the country so it will be a blustery day for many areas.”
On Friday, as the storm passes towards Scandinavia, it will be followed by cold air which is possible to bring snow.
Late on Thursday, snow showers are forecasted to become increasingly frequent over northern Scotland and are expected across various parts of Northern Ireland, Scotland, western England, and Wales on Friday.
Forecasters stated that 2-5cm of snow is possible for some areas, with 10-20cm possible to happen over high ground.