Shocking 116mph winds recorded
Shocking 116mph winds have been been recorded in The Cairngorms mountain range in the Highlands.
Mountain Engineering Scotland recorded the gust just hours after Storm Caroline hit the country.
Mountaineering Scotland tweeted earlier: “Storm Caroline and a gust of 116mph on Cairngorm makes this a very good time to tell you about our new web-page on the effects of wind in the mountains. (And we ain’t talking about too much beans!)
The highest wind speed ever recorded on the mountain was 172mph!
Here’s the organisation’s advice about where 70mph+ will affect you …. “You’re having a laugh!
“Seriously though, folks, if you are seeing a wind speed of 70 mph or more on the mountain forecast, this is the time to head for a walk in the glen.
“If you do get caught out in this strength of wind, go with the wind, avoid exposed ridges/corrie rims, link arms.
“You may even have to resort to crawling to get across a particularly exposed section and get down to a more sheltered area as quickly as you can.
“I have been physically picked up and thrown several meters by the wind on the Cairngorm Plateau, fortunately with no serious consequences.”