The Met Office are expecting ‘a spell of very windy weather’ to hit the region in the early hours of Thursday morning, due to Storm Caroline.
Gusts of 60-70 mph are expected quite widely, with up to 80 mph possible over high ground and around exposed coasts.
Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible. Some short term loss of power and other services is possible.
It will then be followed by snow on Friday and Saturday and forecasters say between 2-5 cm of snow is likely and ice too.