Edinburgh-bound Ryanair flight diverts as severe weather batters the country

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The airline’s flight tracker shows the aeroplane circling in the air before diverting to Prestwick.

An Edinburgh-bound flight from Hungary was forced to divert due to heavy rainfall and thunderstorms.

The aeroplane was scheduled to land in the Capital at about 10pm on Tuesday but failed to as the storm raged over the city.

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The Ryanair flight can be seen on a flight tracker completing several loops outside Edinburgh before diverting and landing in Prestwick.

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Edinburgh weather: Video captures spectacular lightning as storms batter Lothian...

A major storm took hold of the country last night with severe bouts of flooding forcing some residents to evacuate their homes.

Dramatic footage has been shared on social media showing lightning flashing across the sky as thunder rumbles heavily in the background.

The storm is expected to continue throughout today across parts of Scotland, including Edinburgh, with an amber warning in place for thunderstorms.

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According to weather experts at the Met Office, flooding of homes and businesses is possible and could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes and large, hail.

Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to public transport. Power cuts may also occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.

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