FIFE is set to be battered by strong winds as Storm Arwen prepares to hit.

The Met Office has now issued a RED weather warning for parts of the Kingdom from 3pm today (Friday) to 2am tomorrow (Saturday), whilst the Central Fife area remains under the Amber warning until 9am tomorrow.

With both warnings, there is a 'danger to life' threat as a result of flying debris.

"High winds associated with Storm Arwen will bring damage and travel disruption," the forecaster says.

"A spell of exceptionally strong northerly winds will affect eastern coastal districts of Scotland from later this afternoon moving south into south-east Scotland and north-east England this evening.

"Gusts of 80-90 mph are likely and these will generate some very large waves."

The Met Office says you should expect:

  • Flying debris resulting in danger to life
  • Damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
  • Roads, bridges and railway lines closed, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights
  • Power cuts affecting other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and homes