Fife Weather: Rain warning issued for Kingdom

Fife is set for ongoing downpours after a warning for rain was issued by the Met Office.

Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 4:49 pm
Updated Thursday, 3rd December 2020, 4:54 pm
A weather warning has been issued for rain.

The Met Office Yellow warnings say snow will hit large swathes of Scotland between 10pm tonight and 9am on Friday morning, including portions of north Fife.

The rain warning will then take effect at 6am on Friday, lasting until midnight, bringing potential floods and hazardous conditions to the east of the country..

The Met Office warns of tonight’s snow turning to rain: “Areas of snow are expected to develop during Thursday evening and the early hours of Friday.

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"Snow may briefly settle across areas as low as 150m above sea level, although later in the night and on Friday morning the snow level will likely rise to 500m and above from the east as milder air arrives from the east.

"Snow will then turn to persistent, and at times heavy, rain at lower levels. The bulk of snow accumulations will be over hills and mountains. 2-5cm of snow is possible above 150m , with transient sleet/snow at lower elevations.

"Steadily Increasing amounts are likely at higher levels; perhaps as much as 10-20cm above 400m, significantly affecting higher transport routes for a time before it turns to rain.”

But on the yellow warning for rain, the Met Office Adds: “Persistent rain, heavy at times, developing Thursday night persists well into Friday before easing during Friday night. Rainfall accumulations of 25 to 50mm are expected quite widely and over some hills and mountains 50 to 75mm may fall.”