Gusts of between 60mph and 70mph are expected as soon as Wednesday as Storm Diana travels north from Portugal
The Met Office have issued a series of weather warnings for Dundee, Tayside and Fife as the region prepares to be hit by Storm Diana.
Storm Diana: Met Office issues weather warning for Dundee, Tayside and Fife
A major change in the UKs weather is expected in the coming days as the weather systems sweeps in from the Atlantic.
In response, the Met Office has issued several severe weather warnings across the UK, with strong winds and downpours expected across much of Wales, Northern Ireland, western England and Scotland.
UK weather: Met Office warns of 80mph gales as Storm Diana sweeps in
A major downpour of rain is expected to batter parts of north-eastern Scotland from Wednesday afternoon until the evening.
The Met Office has placed a yellow warning of rain across the area from noon until 11pm on Wednesday and another one for wind from noon on Wednesday until 2am on Thursday.
Storm Diana, named by the IPMA Portuguese weather service, is currently threatening the Azores and is due to make itself felt over western parts of the UK on Wednesday.
The Met Office statement on the weather warnings states: Rain will become persistent and heavy at times across parts of northeastern Scotland on Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Accumulations of up to 50mm (2in) are likely on high ground. This will come on top of rainfall on Tuesday, and melting snow.
The forecaster added: A very unsettled spell of weather is expected with strong southeasterly winds developing.
Later in the day, gusts of 70mph-75 mph are expected to become more frequent across Shetland, where sustained wind speeds could reach 60 mph.
Dan Harris, deputy chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: It now looks very likely that we will see a major change in the UKs weather early in the week ahead.
We expect spells of wet and windy weather to sweep across the UK from the south west from Tuesday, although at the moment there is uncertainty around the timing and the focus for the heaviest rain and strong winds by Wednesday as Storm Diana approaches our shores.