Edinburgh weather: This is when heavy rain will lash the city as yellow weather warning issued

The warning is in place until 9pm.

Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 6:35 am
Updated Tuesday, 7th January 2020, 7:04 am

A yellow weather warning is in place in the city today as high winds are expected throughout the day.

Motorists have been warned to take extra care this morning, and the A1 has been closed between Haddington and Thistly Cross.

The Met Office yellow warning for wind is in place between 5am and 9pm today and covers Edinburgh and the Lothians. It stretches down the east of England as far as Yorkshire, covering Leeds and York.

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A weather warning is in place for wind.

The city will also see bouts of rain throughout the day.

Heavy rain is forecast by the Met Office between 9am and 11am, and again at midday.

Commuters can also expect to need an umbrella on the way home this evening, as heavy rain is again forecast between 4pm and 6pm.

What to expect

This is what experts at the Met Office have told Edinburgh residents to expect:

- Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely

- Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer

- Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely

- Some short term loss of power and other services is possible

- It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Strong southwesterly winds are expected for parts of Scotland and northern England on Tuesday.

"Gusts of 50-60 mph are likely, with 70-75 mph gusts around some of the most exposed coastal and upland sites."