Edinburgh weather forecast: Weather warning issued for thunderstorms across Edinburgh and the Lothians
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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms, which will be in place from 2pm today until 6am on Monday. It comes after a scorching week, which saw hundreds flock to the city’s outdoor spaces, including Portobello beach.
Today’s warning covers most of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England. As well as flooding, the Met Office has warned that travel and transport could be disrupted, with a chance of delays and cancellations to train and bus services. Water on the road may also make driving difficult.
The warning said: “Flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds. Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.
"Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures. Some communities might become cut of if roads flood. Power cuts might occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost. Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible causing a danger to life.”
Temperatures are set to stay fairly high throughout the day and are set to hit 21 degrees at 5pm.