Motorists are being advised to take care when crossing bridges on the A9 due to high winds.
A major incident has now been declared in Dumfries and Galloway due to Storm Ali.
An amber "be alert" flood warning has been issued for parts of the north-east.
An amber flooding alert and thunderstorm weather warning have been issued for the north-east this afternoon.
Scores of Scots have started enjoying a so-called “Mediterranean melt” – with the mercury due to stay high over the coming days.
Emergency water tankers are being deployed across Scotland as round-the-clock work to ease the “unprecedented” shortages continues.
Mountain rescue teams across Scotland are being given access to a 24-hour support programme to help them cope with traumatic incidents.
Forecasters say temperatures could break the Scottish record today.
Forecasters say temperatures could break the record high this week.
Ice cream parlours were packed and sunbathers jostled for prime locations on beaches and in parks as parts of Scotland experienced their hottest day of the year so far.
Weather forecasters are predicting that sweltering temperatures of almost 30C will sweep the north of Scotland over the coming days.
Scotland’s stretch of summery weather may come to an abrupt end today with torrential rain and flood risks forecast for much of the country.
The first hatches of midges for the year have been reported - but they are unseasonally late because of the recent cold prevailing easterly weather.
Families enjoying the May Day Bank Holiday weekend were treated to some of the best weather felt so far this year in Scotland.
The north-east is expected to sizzle as the hottest part of Scotland this weekend.
A severe weather warning for snow in the north and north-east of Scotland has been extended until Monday night.
Press and Journal sports reporter Jamie Durent is stranded in Glasgow after the postponement of tonight's Motherwell v Aberdeen match.
The Scottish Government has warned that the country is on the cusp of the worst storm since records began.
Freezing air from Russia is expected to blast Scotland with one of the coldest wintry spells of weather in recent years.
One of winter’s coldest weeks predicted as fresh snow and ice warning issued for the north and north-east of Scotland
The north and north-east of Scotland is gearing up for one of the coldest weeks of winter after the Met Office issued a fresh warning for snow and ice.
A severe weather warning for snow and ice has been extended to the north-east this morning.
A severe weather warning for snow and ice has been extended until tomorrow night, the Met Office has announced.
More schools have closed for the day across the Highlands after further heavy snow fell overnight.
Sixty-nine schools and 26 nurseries across the Highlands were closed today after blizzard conditions hit the region overnight.
A spell of fresh snow is likely to affect commuters across the North of Scotland today as Met Office issues a yellow weather warning.
Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces are possible, the Met Office has warned as it issues a yellow weather warning for the region.
Travel chaos prevented Scottish fishing chiefs and tens of thousands of other passengers reaching their destinations yesterday.
Britain is preparing to be battered by winds of 70mph and torrential rain this weekend as Storm Brian sweeps in, though the north of Scotland should avoid the brunt of it.
After experiencing one of the wettest months on record, the north-east seemed to be gearing up for a repeat showing in July when rainfall caused major disruption across the area yesterday.