Scotland feels full force of Storm Isha

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Last week, it was snow that Scotland had to brave out, now Scotland has to deal with Storm Isha.

Winds have been reportedly as high as 99mph with the storm causing major disruption to travel, and more specifically to ScotRail trains as no trains have been sent out since Sunday evening.

ScotRail’s social media platforms were updated this morning to tell commuters that no trains would be running until at least 12pm. “There are no rush hour services across the network this morning following Storm Isha.

“Network Rail Scotland will need to inspect all of the closed lines in daylight for any damage, flooding or debris on tracks, following the storm.”

Flights have also been cancelled up and down the country, with the latest warning coming from Police Scotland to only travel if “absolutely necessary”.

As of Monday morning, Glasgow City Council has informed parents on X (formerly known as Twitter) that: “All our schools are open as normal unless we tell you otherwise.”

Some parents replied with dismay to this post.

““Danger to Life” warnings don’t apply to young people or their teachers.”

“Notification an hour ago would have been helpful. Schools start in 15 mins and many would have decided to keep children and young people home today – you know – what with the “danger to life” and “only travel if necessary” warnings…”

“It takes the council a whole night to give such an announcement 15 mins before schools start.”

There has also been a tornado warning put in place as well for most of Scotland.

The Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO) has declared that most of Scotland is on “tornado watch”.

Storm Isha is due to end at around 12pm today, but a new yellow warning is place for heavy wind and rain between 4pm tomorrow and 12pm on Wednesday.

The Met Office says that conditions are not expected to be as bad as last night, but wind speeds could get up to 50mph.

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