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Storms Malik and Corrie cause disruptions across Aberdeen

The Met Office has issued an amber alert for the northeast of Scotland as a second storm approaches.


By Olivia Mackenzie Smith

A fallen tree next to Sir Duncan Rice Library, Old Aberdeen. Courtesy of Mireia Jimenez


Days after Storm Malik caused winds of up to 80 mph, Storm Corrie is expected to arrive in the UK this evening.


Residents in the amber zone (which includes Aberdeen) can expect gusts between 70-90 mph in addition to low temperatures.


In compliance with the weather warning, the University of Aberdeen Sir Duncan Rice Library closed at 17:00 today (30th January) but is expected to open tomorrow.


Since Storm Malik hit the Aberdeenshire area, many people have been without electricity or hot water.

High winds have caused trees to be uprooted, with one woman being killed by one.

There are welfare centres in Aberdeenshire providing access to meals and hot water.


These centres include Kingswells Community Centre and Carnegie Hall in Dyce as well as shower facilities in SportAberdeen.


People who require assistance due to the weather are asked to phone the helpline: 0808 196 3384.

Damage and travel disruption are expected to continue until midday on Monday 31st January. Aberdeen City Council has asked that people be wary for high winds and ice.