Tropical Storm Wanda: Scottish weather forecast and warnings ahead of incoming storm
The Met Office warns that incoming Tropical Storm Wanda could bring heavy rainfall to Scotland and the rest of the UK.
As we head into winter, the weather is set to get colder and wetter in the coming months.
Tropical Storm Wanda is sweeping across the Atlantic Ocean from the United States towards the UK, bringing extreme weather with it.
Here’s what to expect from Tropical Storm Wanda and what the weather will be like in Edinburgh and across the rest of Scotland.
When will Tropical Storm Wanda arrive?
According to the US National Hurricane Centre, Tropical Storm Wanda is being propelled by sustained winds, due to arrive in the UK on Tuesday November 9th.
Already, the Western regions of Scotland are starting to experience unusually windy weather, especially on the Western Isles, Orkney, and the northern Islands.
Winds have reached speeds of up to 60 to 70 miles per hour so far, with more dramatic weather expected to follow.
Tropical Storm Wanda looks like it will combine with a larger Atlantic frontal zone and be downgraded to a non-tropical storm, which will then sweep across the UK on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Exact timings for the storm are unconfirmed as yet, but we can still expect some extreme weather over the next few days to a week.
What is the weather forecast in Edinburgh over the next week?
Edinburgh’s position on the east coast of Scotland means that it should be largely protected from the worst of Tropical Storm Wanda.
Nonetheless, we can expect to see light rain on the morning of Tuesday November 9th, giving way to clouds by the late morning.
The rest of the week is also expected to be cloudy, with highs of ten degrees Celsius and lows of seven.
What is the weather forecast in Scotland over the next week?
Elsewhere in Scotland, particularly in the West and Northwest, the Met Office has stated that Tropical Storm Wanda will lead to heavy rainfall and risk of more weather warnings, such as flooding in lowland areas.
As the storm continued to spread across the Atlantic and come closer to the British Isles, the Met Office will be able to give more precise weather warnings but the storm.