Storm Francis forecast in Scotland: here’s when heavy rain and strong winds will hit this week

Eastern Scotland is forecast to see the most persistent rainfall

Storm Francis will bring heavy rain and strong winds to Scotland over the next few days, and the Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings.

The weather service said, “Storm Francis will bring another spell of very wet and windy weather during Tuesday and early Wednesday.”

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Total rainfall accumulations are expected to reach 20 to 40mm widely across the country, with as much as 60 to 90mm for parts of southern and eastern Scotland, particularly over high ground.

Storm Francis will bring heavy rain and strong winds to Scotland over the next few days, and the Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings (Photo: Shutterstock)

Strong east to north-easterly winds are also expected to develop, with gusts of 50 mph affecting exposed coasts and hills.

“The weather will ease from the west from later Tuesday, with eastern Scotland seeing the most persistent rainfall,” adds the Met Office.

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Hour-by-hour forecast

Here’s an hour-by-hour forecast for when heavy rain and strong winds will hit various parts of Scotland on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Edinburgh

Tuesday 26 August

13:00 - Heavy rain - 14C - wind gust of 38mph

14:00 - Heavy rain - 14C - wind gust of 39mph

15:00 - Heavy rain - 14C - wind gust of 36mph

16:00 - Heavy rain - 14C - wind gust of 32mph

17:00 - Heavy rain - 14C - wind gust of 29mph

18:00 - Heavy rain - 14C - wind gust of 28mph

19:00 - Heavy rain - 14C - wind gust of 30mph

20:00 - Heavy rain - 14C - wind gust of 34mph

21:00 - Heavy rain - 14C - wind gust of 42mph

22:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 45mph

23:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 44mph

Wednesday 27 August

00:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 42mph

01:00 - Light rain - 13C - wind gust of 49mph

02:00 - Light rain - 13C - wind gust of 35mph

03:00 - Light rain - 12C - wind gust of 32mph

04:00 - Light rain - 13C - wind gust of 29mph

05:00 - Light rain - 13C - wind gust of 26mph

06:00 - Light rain - 12C - wind gust of 22mph

07:00 - Light rain - 12C - wind gust of 18mph

08:00 - Light rain - 12C - wind gust of 16mph

09:00 - Light rain - 12C - wind gust of 14mph

10:00 - Cloudy - 13C - wind gust of 13mph

Glasgow

Tuesday 26 August

13:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 45mph

14:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 44mph

15:00 - Heavy rain - 14C - wind gust of 42mph

16:00 - Heavy rain - 14C - wind gust of 38mph

17:00 - Heavy rain - 15C - wind gust of 35mph

18:00 - Light rain - 15C - wind gust of 31mph

19:00 - Light rain - 15C - wind gust of 35mph

20:00 - Heavy rain - 14C - wind gust of 35mph

21:00 - Heavy rain - 14C - wind gust of 36mph

22:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 36mph

23:00 - Light rain - 13C - wind gust of 32mph

Wednesday 27 August

00:00 - Light rain - 13C - wind gust of 27mph

01:00 - Heavy rain - 11C - wind gust of 21mph

02:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 15mph

03:00 - Heavy rain - 12C - wind gust of 16mph

04:00 - Heavy rain - 12C - wind gust of 15mph

05:00 - Heavy rain - 12C - wind gust of 14mph

06:00 - Heavy rain - 12C - wind gust of 11mph

07:00 - Heavy rain - 12C - wind gust of 9mph

08:00 - Cloudy - 12C - wind gust of 8mph

09:00 - Cloudy - 13C - wind gust of 7mph

10:00 - Cloudy - 13C - wind gust of 6mph

Aberdeen

Tuesday 26 August

13:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 32mph

14:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 39mph

15:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 42mph

16:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 44mph

17:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 46mph

18:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 46mph

19:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 46mph

20:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 46mph

21:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 44mph

22:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 43mph

23:00 - Light rain - 12C - wind gust of 41mph

Wednesday 27 August

00:00 - Light rain - 12C - wind gust of 39mph

01:00 - Heavy rain - 12C - wind gust of 38mph

02:00 - Heavy rain - 12C - wind gust of 37mph

03:00 - Heavy rain - 12C - wind gust of 33mph

04:00 - Heavy rain - 12C - wind gust of 32mph

05:00 - Light rain - 12C - wind gust of 30mph

06:00 - Overcast - 12C - wind gust of 30mph

07:00 - Overcast - 12C - wind gust of 27mph

08:00 - Cloudy - 12C - wind gust of 26mph

09:00 - Cloudy - 13C - wind gust of 26mph

10:00 - Cloudy - 13C - wind gust of 25mph

Inverness

Tuesday 26 August

13:00 - Cloudy - 12C - wind gust of 29mph

14:00 - Light rain - 12C - wind gust of 33mph

15:00 - Light rain - 12C - wind gust of 36mph

16:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 36mph

17:00 - Heavy rain - 13C - wind gust of 38mph

18:00 - Heavy rain - 12C - wind gust of 39mph

19:00 - Light rain - 12C - wind gust of 40mph

20:00 - Heavy rain - 12C - wind gust of 40mph

21:00 - Heavy rain - 12C - wind gust of 39mph

22:00 - Heavy rain - 12C - wind gust of 36mph

23:00 - Light rain - 13C - wind gust of 36mph

Wednesday 27 August

00:00 - Cloudy - 13C - wind gust of 30mph

01:00 - Cloudy - 12C - wind gust of 27mph

02:00 - Cloudy - 11C - wind gust of 26mph

03:00 - Cloudy - 11C - wind gust of 24mph

04:00 - Cloudy - 11C - wind gust of 24mph

05:00 - Cloudy - 11C - wind gust of 22mph

06:00 - Cloudy - 11C - wind gust of 21mph

07:00 - Cloudy - 11C - wind gust of 18mph

08:00 - Cloudy - 11C - wind gust of 16mph

09:00 - Cloudy - 12C - wind gust of 13mph

10:00 - Cloudy - 12C - wind gust of 10mph