Weather warning in place for Lothians

A windy week lies ahead in the Capital
A windy week lies ahead in the Capital
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the Capital looks set to miss the worst of the bad weather this week despite amber warnings being put in place for wind and rain across the central belt.

And forecasters are predicting favourable conditions for Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations, with slim chance of rain and a moderate breeze.

There will be scattered showers on Thursday, however by the time the street party kicks off in the city centre it is expected to be dry.

A spokesman for the Met Office said that the most extreme weather would be in Dumfries and Galloway and the western Borders.

He said: “Strengthening winds and a band of heavy rain will start to push into the west parts of Scotland late on Tuesday. That band of rain will move east during the day. There will be strong southerly winds, and severe gale force winds of 50-60 miles per hour for inland areas, and up to 70mph at the coast. Because the rain is in the south, the Lothians and Edinburgh area will see some protection from the southern uplands. The rain will not be as heavy in those areas.”