Glasgow residents are being urged to "take care" as Storm Brendan brings gusts of 80mph to the country.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning across the west, south-west and north-east of the country from between 10am and midnight this evening.

And while the warning is focused on the west coast, Glasgow City Council has also taken to advise locals ahead of the potentially dangerous conditions.

Gritters are also being sent out ahead of a predicted cold snap.

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The council wrote on Twitter: "Brace yourself for Storm Brendan.

"High winds are predicted and we'll also be out gritting as temperatures are due to fall.

"The Met Office predicts that Glasgow will miss the worst of the weather but wrap up warm and take care!"

The storm is wreaking havoc across other parts of the country, with Western Isles council having to close all schools and nurseries as a precaution. 

The Met Office said that some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are expected, particularly for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges

Several Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services are affected, with some services cancelled due to adverse weather and others disrupted.

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Northlink Ferries also told passengers there may be disruption on services to Orkney and Shetland.

The Met Office warns of a "widely very windy period" expected on Monday with "some disruption to travel likely".

It added: "An area of very strong winds will move eastwards across the UK through Monday, clearing eastwards overnight.

"The strongest winds are expected around exposed coasts and hills."

The warning covers Orkney and Shetland, Grampian, the Highlands, Western Isles, Angus, Dumfries and Galloway, the Borders and parts of Strathclyde.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has issued three flood warnings and 16 flood alerts around the country, warning of a risk of coastal flooding.

Sepa said: "The Met Office has forecast strong and sustained winds from Monday morning, January 13, through much of the week.

"Combined with naturally high tides next week, the sustained winds will create an unusual and dangerous combination of tide, storm surge and inshore waves.

"There is therefore a risk of coastal flooding to all Scotland's coastal areas. The highest risk is around high tides from midday Monday through to Tuesday afternoon.

"There is a flooding risk to coastal road and rail routes and coastal communities right around Scotland's coastline."

Restrictions were placed on several bridges, with the Cromarty, Dornoch, Skye and Kessock bridges among those closed to high-sided vehicles.

Some visitor attractions were also affected, with Dumbarton Castle and Dundonald Castle shut due to the weather.

Edinburgh Zoo said that last admission would be at 1pm due to Storm Brendan.