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UK NewsScotland weather warning: Thunderstorms set to batter parts of Scotland today

15:10  27 august  2019
15:10  27 august  2019 Source:   scotsman.com

Scotland weather: are summers getting wetter because of climate change?

Scotland weather: are summers getting wetter because of climate change? It’s been a particularly rainy summer this year, with Scotland having suffered flooding, landslides, power cuts and road and rail closures due to heavy rain in July and August. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd But as climate change continues to wreak havoc with our weather, can we expect to see even wetter summers in the future? How rainy has this summer been? According to the Met Office, Scotland has experienced 108% of its average summer rainfall already, and we’ve not yet reached the end of August.

A yellow weather warning for thunderstorms is in place on Sunday for large swathes of Scotland . And it's the same for the East Midlands, North East Southern parts of England will see sunnier spells as the mercury is forecast to rise to 28C in the south east of England over the weekend, according to

PARTS of Tayside and the north east are set for a drenching later today . And a yellow ‘severe’ warning for rain has Britain is set to be battered by thunderstorms and rain today . And a yellow ‘severe’ warning for rain has been issued for southeast England, with forecasters saying downpours

A weather warning for thunderstorms and torrential rain has been issued for large swathes of Scotland today.

Scotland weather warning: Thunderstorms set to batter parts of Scotland today © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

A Met Office 'yellow' warning is in effect from midday to midnight on Tuesday 27 August for: Edinburgh, the Lothians, Perthshire, Stirling, the Borders, and the northeast of Scotland.

The warning means there could be major delays on roads and disruption to public transport services. There is also a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to homes and businesses could be lost.

Scotland weather warning: Thunderstorms set to batter parts of Scotland today © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

READ MORE: Spectacular images show thunderstorms and flooding in Scotland

Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell added: "For some of us the next 48 hours will come with a risk of heavy rain and thunderstorms."

Scotland has endured several deluges during over an erratic summer for weather.

Earlier in the month, 200 passengers had to be rescued from trains stranded near Bishopton after overhead power lines were damaged by fallen trees in a storm.

The north south weather divide! Scotland and Northern Ireland are soaked as heavy rain and 50mph winds lead to flash floods while London basks in the sunshine and 73F highs.
Flash flooding affected commuters in Glasgow today as forecasters issued a warning for further heavy rain, although the South East of England will have pleasant weather this weekend.

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