Very strong winds forecast – likely Bridge closure this evening (Monday, February 1)
Users of the Forth Road Bridge are being warned to expect disruption due to very strong winds, due to Storm Henry, throughout Monday, February 1 and overnight into Tuesday, February 2.
The bridge is likely to be open to cars only from around midday and a full bridge closure is likely to be required later today.
Winds are forecast for this evening at speeds that would close the bridge. The strongest winds are expected between 9 pm and midnight, with very strong winds forecast to continue into Tuesday morning. If the bridge does close then inspections may be required before reopening.
Car drivers are advised to check the conditions before travel and adjust their travel plans as required.
Public transport is likely to be affected, with winds forecast in excess of the level at which buses would be permitted to cross from approximately 12 noon onwards.
The bridge is expected to be closed to cyclists and pedestrians throughout Monday and most of Tuesday, and remains closed to HGVs while repairs to the truss end links continue.