YET more severe weather is set to strike Helensburgh this weekend as the spell of stormy winter conditions looks likely to extend into next week.

In addition to a warning for heavy rain, in place until 6pm on Friday, the Met Office has now issue an additional yellow 'be aware' alert for high winds in the area on Saturday, February 22.

As well as persistent and frequently heavy showers, which are expected to last for all of Friday, then overnight, and into most of Saturday, westerly winds gusting to around 50mph are expected throughout the day on Saturday, reaching a peak in the early afternoon.

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Saturday's alert – which is in place across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England from 6am until 10pm – comes with a warning of disruption to road, rail, air and ferry transport, along with possible short-term power outages and the loss of other services.

The Met Office warning also states: "It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities [will be] affected by spray and/or large waves."

And after a brief lull on Sunday, wintry showers and more strong winds – though not quite as fierce as those predicted for Saturday – are expected to set in on Monday.

Keep in touch with the latest Met Office forecast for the Helensburgh and Lomond area here.

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