Lothians warning as Storm Jonas heads for Scotland

60cm of snow fell in Washington
60cm of snow fell in Washington
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A WEATHER warning is in place for the Scotland as the blizzard which has wreaked havoc on the eastern seaboard of the United States heads for the UK.

Storm Jonas, which saw 60cm of snow fall on the east coast of America at the weekend – bringing cities including New York to a standstill, killing at least 19 people and leaving more than 100,000 homes without power – is to cause torrential rains and strong winds in parts of Scotland and the rest of Britain.

Weather experts said the amounts of rainfall north of the border could rival that seen in December and early January.

A spokesman for the Met Office said the “remnants” of Storm Jonas would hit Scotland and revealed that the Yellow “be aware” warning for tomorrow applies to Lothian and Borders.

Storm Jonas brought hurricane-force winds and up to 60cm of snowfall to the East Coast of America, bringing many states to a standstill.

Inbound and outbound flights from major airports across America were cancelled, at least 45 of which were coming from or going to the UK.