The Met Office has said there could be power cuts and travel chaos as Storm Malik brushes past the UK over the weekend.
Gusts are expected to reach 80mph in coastal areas as the storm, named by Denmark, hits parts of Scotland and northern England.
Yellow weather warnings are in place between 4 a.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. on Monday, and alerts are issued for possible injury and life danger from flying debris.
Met Office chief meteorologist Paul Gunderson said: “The impacts of Storm Malik are going to be greatest in Denmark on Sunday, but the storm’s track in the preceding hours means the UK will be hit hard. eye as Malik moves east on Saturday.
“For those in the north of the UK, there will be strong winds and rain on Saturday, with showers that can become wintery on the northern heights.
“The strongest winds are expected in the exposed coastal areas of northern and eastern Scotland, but it will be a blustery day for the most part.”
Malik is expected to bring 60mph winds more widely as it heads east towards Denmark.
Strong winds and light rain are forecast for the south.
BBC weather presenter Tomasz Schafernaker said eastern Scotland, including Edinburgh, Perth and Aberdeen, was expected to be worst hit.
“By Saturday evening things will calm down, but there is another storm on its heels on Sunday with a very similar level of intensity,” he said.