Scotland’s weather: It’ll be very wet, says Met
THE Met Office has issued severe weather warnings for parts of northern Scotland over the next two days, predicting some areas would see a month’s average rainfall in just 48 hours.
It upgraded its warning from yellow – “be aware”– to amber – “be prepared” – for the north- east and parts of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray areas.
The rain will affect most of the country today and is likely to be heaviest across Dumfries and Galloway, Argyll and Bute, Stirling, Perthshire and the southern Highlands, with the potential for flooding and travel disruption.
Motorists have been warned to take particular care. Transport Scotland’s multi-agency response team is on stand-by and will be activated if needed.
Transport minister Keith Brown said: “Just weeks after the first major storm of the autumn, the transport network is braced for another major challenge.
“Our operating companies are closely monitoring the situation and are ready to deal with any weather-related issues that arise.”
A “yellow” weather alert is also currently in place for Friday for Orkney, the eastern Highlands, Tayside, Fife, Strathclyde, Edinburgh and parts of the Lothians.
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Weather for Edinburgh
Thursday 20 June 2013
Temperature: 12 C to 21 C
Wind Speed: 7 mph
Wind direction: South east
Temperature: 11 C to 19 C
Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind direction: West