Scotland’s weather: Met Office issues warning of thunderstorms

The Met Office has issued of a warning of thunder and lightning strikes. Picture: AP
The Met Office has issued of a warning of thunder and lightning strikes. Picture: AP
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The Met Office has issued a warning of thunderstorms overnight and tomorrow morning.

The yellow warning, which runs until 9am, covers Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian and Borders.

There is a possibility of flooding in those areas, while transport could also be affected.

The Met Office says: “Thundery showers are likely to become slow-moving over parts of northern England and southern Scotland this evening, perhaps merging into longer periods of thundery rain during Sunday night and Monday morning.

“Heavy downpours could see a few spots receive 20 to 30mm of rain in an hour, or 40 to 50mm in several hours. Many places within the warning area will miss the heavier rain, however.”