Pylon caught on camera showering sparks as Storm Isha batters Scotland

A CCTV image captured by a local man in Wishaw captured a nearby pylon 'blowing up' in the storm.

Heavy winds and rain brought about by Storm Isha caused a pylon to shower sparks in the middle of the night in North Lanarkshire.

A CCTV image captured by local man John Robertson in the Netherton area of Wishaw captured a nearby pylon “blowing up” in the storm.

A loud crash can be heard as sparks fly after the pylon was hit with heavy downpours and gusts of wind amid Storm Isha shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning.

It came as Scotland is to be battered by more extreme weather in the wake of Storm Isha which has left a man dead, thousands without power and widespread travel disruption.

Storm Jocelyn, which arrives on Tuesday, will be the tenth named storm in five months since the naming season began in September.

The Met Office has issued three alerts amid the storm, with a yellow warning for heavy rain beginning at 7am on Tuesday covering a large swathe of the western mainland, including Glasgow, Argyll and Bute and Ayrshire.

It ends at 6pm at which point an amber warning for wind comes into force covering coastal areas across the west and north of the country.

Another yellow warning for wind, covering the entire country, will come into effect from 4pm on Tuesday until 1pm on Wednesday.

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