Edinburgh weather forecast: Gusts of up to 70 mph expected as yellow warning for high wind remains in place in Edinburgh

The blustery weather is picking up as the Met Office yellow warning for high winds remains in place in the Capital for the rest of the day.

Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, 1:05 pm
Gusts of of to 70 mph expected as Met Office issue a yellow warning for high winds.

Forecasters predict that Edinburgh and the Lothians are likely to experience gale force winds throughout Tuesday, as strong winds funnel up through the Irish Sea.

Although windy, temperatures are likely to hit a maximum high of 12C today.

The yellow wind warning covers the whole of Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as the far north of Wales on Tuesday, with gusts of up to 70mph possible in exposed coastal locations.

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This warning came into force at 2am on Tuesday and is currently set to lift at 6pm this evening.

Further south west, the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway have a similar forecast with an increased warning for heavy rainfall.

Extreme rain over the weekend already saturated the ground which increases the chance of flooding in those areas.

Into Wednesday, it is forecast to be a mainly cloudy day with patches of rain, although it is expected to dry up later in the day with bright conditions pushing through.

Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, Andy Page, said: “An area of low pressure to the north west of the UK will bring very wet and windy conditions to parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and north west England through the start of the week.

"Up to 120mm of rain could fall in a relatively short time, bringing the risk of flooding.

"An Amber weather warning is in force for parts of Scotland as well as further Yellow warnings for rain and wind.”

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