Edinburgh’s weather: Storm Hector set to batter the Lothians

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A yellow weather warning has been issued for the Capital and much of Scotland ahead of Storm Hector’s arrival.

A spell of very windy weather is expected, with gusts of up to 60mph likely.

A wind warning has been issued for Edinburgh and much of Scotland

A wind warning has been issued for Edinburgh and much of Scotland

Wind speeds could rise to 70mph in exposed areas of the country.

The yellow warning is in place from 4am to 1pm today.

It is thought to be the first time a storm has been named in June.

The Met Office have warned there could be some cancellations on transport and journeys may take longer.

A wind warning has been issued

A wind warning has been issued

They have also warned of potential damage to buildings and potential power outages.

There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads, properties and flying debris.

Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said the timing of the storm was “unusual”.

“A storm of this intensity at this time of year is not unheard of, but it is unusual to get these winds in June. In a decade, you would expect to see these kind of wind speeds perhaps once or twice.”