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Weather: Wind warning tomorrow

Weather warning Credit: Met Office

A large area of low pressure will pass to the north of Scotland during Thursday morning, bringing a brief spell of very strong winds for northern parts of the UK, before the winds ease down from the northwest by the early afternoon.

Low pressure Credit: Met Office

Gales and locally severe gales are expected to develop across much of Scotland and the far north of England for a time.

Gusts of 50-60 mph are likely in many areas,

Please be aware that potential impacts could include minor travel disruption with some bridge restrictions, and possible damage to trees and structures.

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Tree disease tackled in Dumfries

Credit: Forest Enterprise Scotland

Infected trees in forests at Mabie and Heathhall in Dumfries are being removed over the next few months.

Forest Enterprise Scotland is advising people that access to to these forests will be restricted when felling operations start.

The felling will remove trees that are infected with Phytophthora ramorum - a disease which has badly affected larch in the south west of Scotland for several years.

Some un-infected larch will also be removed to help reduce the rate of spread of infection.

The felling will impact on the landscape but it will give us the opportunity to improve the design of the forest. The affected areas will be replanted as soon as possible."

– Forest Enterprise Scotland

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