Winds will strengthen tonight with gusts of 55mph in exposed places.
Luckily the worst of the winds likely between midnight & 5am.
It will remain windy during Wed gusting to 40mph then easing late-afternoon.
SN&L – Where does the saying ‘batten down the hatches’ come from?
It’s thought it comes from the practice aboard ship of sealing hatches to prevent water from getting below decks in a storm by using covers secured by strips of material, called battens, firmly attached to the frame of the hatch opening.