December 14, 2017

Electricity company ready for Storm Caroline (Stornowaygazette)

Electricity company ready for Storm Caroline (Stornowaygazette)

SSEN’s current weather model shows a period of sustained high winds from the early hours of Thursday morning through to lunchtime on Friday, with gusts in excess of 90mph forecast for parts of north and north-west Highlands, north-east Scotland, Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland. These winds will be accompanied by heavy rain and a high risk of lightning is also in place. With the temperature forecast to drop significantly on Friday, there is also a risk of line icing, where snow accumulates and freezes on the overhead electricity network, which can result in damage due to the sheer weight of accumulated snow and ice. Read more

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