A low pressure system that will bring very strong winds to Scotland on Sunday has been named Storm Corrie.

The intense area of low pressure will move eastwards across Scotland on Sunday, continuing across the North Sea in the early hours of Monday. Corrie will bring gusts of 70-80mph, potentially even up to 90mph in exposed coastal locations and mountainous areas of Scotland, in the late afternoon and into Sunday evening.

Inland gusts could reach 60-70mph, the highest winds are expected over the northern half of Scotland, north of the Central Belt. Amber and Yellow severe weather warnings for wind are in force.

Storm Corrie follows a separate area of low pressure, named Storm Malik by the Danish Meteorological Institute, that brought strong winds across the northern half of the UK through Saturday. 

Chief Meteorologist, Dan Suri, said: “Storm Corrie will bring very strong winds to the north of the UK, especially northern Scotland, on Sunday. This follows just one day after Storm Malik moves though also bringing a spell of very strong winds.

“Storm Corrie will bring gusts of up to 90mph in exposed coastal locations in northern Scotland, with 70-80mph gusts more widely in the north. With back-to-back storms there could be updates to severe weather warnings, so keep an eye on the Met Office forecast.”

As Storm Corrie clears to the East on Monday, the UK’s weather will remain blustery through the start of the week with occasional spells of rain especially in the North West, although it will feel mild with temperatures climbing to double figures by Tuesday.

Storm Malik was named by the Danish Meteorological Institute as the most impacts from Saturday’s storm are expected there. They’re part of the northern group of European nations that name storms. The Met Office names storms in association with Ireland’s Met Eireann and the Netherland’s KNMI meteorology service. The next storm to directly impact Ireland, the Netherlands or the UK will be called Storm Corrie, as per this year’s list of storm names.