West Lothian weather: Met Office issue yellow weather warning of heavy rain for South-West Scotland

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The Met Office has warned the public that heavy rain could cause disruption in West Lothian on Friday.

The weather forecaster issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain, which will be in place from 8am to 2pm on Friday.

The warning covers much of South-West Scotland, including West Lothian, the Scottish Borders, and Dumfries and Galloway.

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The heavy downpour may cause some flooding and disruption in these areas.

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The Met Office have warned that bus and train services will likely be affected, and that spray and flooding on roads may make journey times longer.

Strong winds will also hit West Lothian on Friday, with gusts of up to 52 mph forecast. However, the high winds and heavy rain are expected to ease off by Friday evening.

Chief Meteorologist, Paul Gundersen, said: “A spell of strong winds and heavy rain will push southeast throughout the day.

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Heavy rain is set to cause travel disruption in West Lothian on Friday.Heavy rain is set to cause travel disruption in West Lothian on Friday.
Heavy rain is set to cause travel disruption in West Lothian on Friday.

“As well as strong winds a band of heavy rain will affect many areas of the country, however rainfall totals are expected to build in western parts of Scotland, up to 40mm in one or two places. With potentially gale force winds in these areas as well, we are expecting some disruption to travel.”

RAC spokesman Rod Dennis issued a warning to motorists, and said: “After a long period of relatively benign weather, drivers need to make sure they’re not caught off guard when this weather system sweeps in. Heavy rain and strong winds are a pretty unpleasant combination on the roads, and we advise drivers to reduce their speed and leave a larger gap between themselves and the vehicle in front."