Flood warning issued for Edinburgh and the Lothians as thundery downpours forecast

Edinburgh and the Lothians have been issued with a flood warning as expert forecasters predict thundery downpours over the region on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday, 6th August 2019, 9:29 am
Flood warning issued for Edinburgh and the Lothians as thundery downpours forecast. PIC RIGHT: Kevin Klein

The worst of the weather is expected over lunchtime and into the early afternoon, with spells of rain already hitting the city in the early part of this morning.

Forecasters at the met office have hit large parts of Scotland with a yellow thunderstorm warning from most of Tuesday and Wednesday leading the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to warn of potential local flooding.

SEPA say that due to the unpredictable, intense nature of thunderstorms, some areas may not be affected, but to be vigilant if thunderstorms do hit your area.

Flood warning issued for Edinburgh and the Lothians as thundery downpours forecast. PIC RIGHT: Kevin Klein

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"Thunderstorms are intense, localised, hard to predict and their flooding impacts vary. Due to the very localised nature of flooding from thunderstorms, your specific area may not be impacted by this.

"If your area is affected by a heavy thundery shower, this may lead to localised flooding from surface water and small watercourses.

Flood warning issued for Edinburgh and the Lothians as thundery downpours forecast

The flood alert remains in place until further notice.

Advice and information are available on 0345 9881188 and residents can receive free flood alerts by registering online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignupThe Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23200