The Met Office has issued a yellow weather alert for the majority of the world today, as the UK is experiencing severe depression. Winds can reach up to 70-80 mph in exposed locations. The warning is in effect until 23:59.

The weather alert is for the majority of Scotland and includes Central, Tayside & Fife, Grampian, Highlands & Eilean Siar, Northern Ireland, Orkney & Shetland, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders, Strathclyde.

The Met Office says delays in roads, rain, air and ferries are expected due to strong winds.

They added that some bus and train rides could take longer.

High-sided vehicles traveling on exposed tracks and bridges should be careful and there may be delays.

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In some areas there may be a short-term power outage and other services.

The strong winds could cause strong waves and / or spray along coastal routes, coastal areas and coastal communities.

It has been raining heavily throughout the country, especially in Scotland and southern England.

Belfast and Wales also had heavy showers today, which are expected to continue and spread to the majority of the UK by tonight.

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This wet and windy weather is due to a deep depression that moves east (Scotland) to the east today (Friday) and leads to strong storms.

The Met Office said that inland gusts of 50-60 miles per hour are likely to be widespread, with gusts of 70-80 mph at exposed locations in northwest Scotland.

Could December be the WETTEST?

According to Bookmaker Coral, 4-5 is likely to end this month as the wettest of Decembers.

This is due to the pouring downpours that will decrease over the next few days.

It is forecasted that the rainy weather will continue over the weekend. On Saturday and Sunday it will be chill in the majority of the country.

The company offers evenings that at the end of the weekend, the wind speed in mainland Britain is up to 100 km / h. White Christmas in the UK is 1-2 this year.

Coral spokesman John Hill said, "We are set for a very wet weekend and rains are forecast across the country and now it's a chance this December will end as the wettest record in the UK."