Storm Aileen: 75mph winds and heavy rain on the way

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The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings as high winds look set to batter parts of central and southern Scotland this evening.

Weather forecasters expect very strong winds with gusts of 55 to 65mph to hit southern Scotland tonight into Wednesday morning.

Parts of southern Scotland are set to be battered by high winds and heavy rain. Picture: PA

Parts of southern Scotland are set to be battered by high winds and heavy rain. Picture: PA

Gusts could reach up to 75mph in exposed places.

The Met Office is also warning of heavy rain, which may cause localised flooding and widespread disruption on roads, railways and airports.

Areas forecasted to be affected include Strathclyde, South Lanarkshire, South Ayrshire, the Lothians, the Borders, Dumfries and Galloway.

A yellow warning is in place for the south of Scotland and parts of the Lothians as heavy rain is due to sweep in on Tuesday. Picture: Met Office

A yellow warning is in place for the south of Scotland and parts of the Lothians as heavy rain is due to sweep in on Tuesday. Picture: Met Office