Edinburgh Weather warning: Lothians, Fife, and Tayside braced for heavy showers, floods, and thunderstorms

Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife are braced for heavy rain, thunderstorms and floods today after the Met Office issued a weather warning for the east of Scotland.

Monday, 9th August 2021, 9:51 am
Updated Monday, 9th August 2021, 3:56 pm

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The yellow alert also covers the Borders and Dumfries and lasts from midday today until 9pm.

It brings with it potential disruption, with delays and some cancellations to train and bus services expected as thunder and lightning is forecast throughout the day.

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The Met Office says of the warning: “Heavy, slow-moving, thundery downpours will develop on Monday.

"Some places will miss these, but where they do occur, 20-30 mm rain may fall in a short space of time, perhaps with 50-80 mm over several hours in a few places.

"The showers will die out during the evening.”

It comes as much of Scotland has already seen heavy downpours over the last few days, with some areas seeing a great deal of surface water on the roads.

Residents have been warned of floods.

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