Winds of more than 60mph are forecast to reach parts of England and Wales overnight.
Scotland's renewable energy sector is on course to generate a record high amount of electricity this year, Holyrood's Energy Minister said.
Major wind farm applications are being pushed through by ministers despite local opposition, according to official figures.
Britons are being urged to wrap up ahead of a bitterly cold weekend that will see the country lashed by icy winds and snow.
Councillors will revisit a wind turbine proposal for Caithness later this week.
Forecasters have issued a weather warning as the north braces itself to be battered with wind and snow.
Motorists are being urged to be extra vigilant on north-east roads today when the region is hit by a barrage of snow, ice and gale force winds.
North-east residents want work on a controversial windfarm halted - because two councillors breached their code of conduct when they backed it.
Windfarm operators have been paid a record-breaking £3.1million - for turning off their turbines for a single day.
A popular Moray outdoors event has been cancelled amid fears that strong gales expected to blast the region today will make it dangerous.
Winds of nearly 100mph have battered Britain today as Storm Imogen slammed into the country, bringing fierce gusts and torrential downpours that forced closure of important transport links.
The north-east is on alert for another dose of high winds and rain just days after Storm Gertrude shut schools, cut power and caused mayhem for motorists across the region.
A storm which has been officially named Gertrude by the Met Office has been forecast to bring heavy rain, high winds, snow and ice to Scotland on Friday.
As Storm Frank continues to batter Scotland, the Met Office have warned north-east resident could be in for a quite stunning yet terrifying sight this evening.
Parts of Scotland woke up to huge amounts of snow this morning as the Met Office issued a severe weather warning across the UK.
Roaring winds could down trees, cause power cuts and lead to flooding as Storm Barney sweeps through the UK this week, however, the most recent satellite image suggest the north of Scotland could be the only place in the UK to avoid the storm.
The first storm potent enough to be given a human name is set to hit the north of the UK later this week, the Met Office has said.
Future policy on windfarms encircling Loch Ness could be shaped by politicians in Edinburgh.
Wind turbines are to be removed from all but one school in the Highlands because of safety concerns.
Heavy rain and gale force winds will herald the start of June as we wave goodbye to a dismal May.
Temperatures could plummet to -10C - the lowest this winter - in parts of the north-east and Moray this weekend.
This week the north of Scotland has been hit by hurricane speed winds, flooding and so much snow that some roads, rail lines and schools have been forced to close - and today the Met Office warned there is more to come.
While large areas of Scotland have seen sleet and snow, Aberdeen has today been hit with wind and waves.
Snow, ice and wind is expected to hit the north-east today and tomorrow.
Gusts of up to 90mph are expected to sweep the the north and the Scottish isles today.
Residents across Moray are braced for potential flooding which could hit the area at 3pm this afternoon.
A number of videos have emerged showing planes battling against today's stormy weather across the UK.
Winds of over 100mph have caused chaos across Scotland today, with trains and planes cancelled, roads blocked and schools closed.
A sequence of pictures has been released showing a plane battling to land at Aberdeen International Airport this morning.
Severe weather has taken its toll on Scotland this morning as trains, ferries and roads all faced major disruption.
Today's weather has closed road bridges in the Highlands.