Edinburgh weather: Yellow weather warning issued as high-speed winds set to batter Capital and Lothians

Expert forecasters slap yellow weather warning on Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Monday, 6th January 2020, 7:30 am
Updated Monday, 6th January 2020, 8:25 am

A yellow weather warning for high winds has been issued for Edinburgh and the Lothians by expert forecasters.

The warning is in place between 5am and 9pm tomorrow (Tuesday) and covers Edinburgh, Berwick, Livingston and more, stretching down to parts of England including Newcastle, Leeds and York.

Long spells of heavy rain are also set to hit the city throughout the day.

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Edinburgh weather: Yellow weather warning issued as high-speed winds set to batter Capital and Lothians

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Gusts of upto 75mph could batter the region, while wind speeds between 50mph and 60mph are 'likely'.

What to expect

This is what the Met Office say should be expected, as high-speed winds hit Edinburgh and the surrounding areas:

- 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."