Weather: Edinburgh set for thunderstorms and hail

EDINBURGH and the Lothians was today braced for heavy thunderstorms - and possibly hail - as temperatures rose.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 20th May 2013, 9:35 am
Edinburgh and the Lothians have a good chance of seeing thunderstorms. Picture: Jon Savage
Edinburgh and the Lothians have a good chance of seeing thunderstorms. Picture: Jon Savage

Glasgow is predicted to be among the hottest spots in Britain today and temperatures could reach a balmy 74 degrees.

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However, the sudden appearance of warmer weather is also likely to produce flash thunderstorms, with sudden downpours expected to the east as the afternoon goes on.

A Met Office forecaster said: “It will feel warm across the west, but we’ll also see a greater chance of thunderstorms developing, especially towards Edinburgh and the Lothians.”