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UK NewsScotland weather warning: Parts of nation to be hammered by heavy rain at weekend

17:40  29 august  2019
17:40  29 august  2019 Source:   scotsman.com

Scotland basks in 23C temperatures as records continue to tumble

Scotland basks in 23C temperatures as records continue to tumble The summer weather shows no signs of abating in Scotland after the hottest late-August weekend ever. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd The Met Office confirmed Edinburgh and Glasgow are enjoying 22C sunshine today while the mercury has hit 23C in Inverness. Dundee and Aberdeen were similarly balmy at 22C. The August sunshine is being felt across the UK. Yesterday was the hottest Bank Holiday Sunday in August in history with a 33.3C temperature recorded near Heathrow.

BRITAIN is set to be hammered with more heavy rain and thunderstorms before the scorching weather experienced last week returns, with the royal Met Office meteorologist Helen Roberts said: “Outbreaks of rain , heavy at times will migrate there way northwards up towards eastern parts of

BRITAIN is braced for a weekend washout after Met Office issued heavy rainstorm warnings in parts of the country. Rain will begin sweeping the UK tomorrow morningCredit: Met Office. Forecasters say there could be travel chaos and flooding amid reports that nearly a month's worth of rain fell overnight

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning to Scotland, as heavy rain is set to hit.

Scotland weather warning: Parts of nation to be hammered by heavy rain at weekend © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

The yellow weather warning for rain is in place from 12pm until 3pm on Friday (30 Aug), covering the Central Belt, Tayside and Fife, Grampian, SW Scotland, the Lothians, the Borders and Strathclyde.

The Met Office said, “An area of heavy rain is expected to become slow-moving across much of Scotland, especially affecting western and central hills.”

This period of heavy and persistent rain is expected to affect southwest Scotland through Friday afternoon, before spreading northeast into central Scotland overnight into Saturday.

How long will the heatwave last?

How long will the heatwave last? The Met Office gives their forecast

BRITAIN will be hammered by barbaric conditions as a 500-mile 'Beast from the West' pummels Arctic conditions are expected to hammer most parts of the UK this weekend , with snow already Police Scotland issued a warning to motorists as road conditions worsened on Saturday morning. Heavy snow also blanketed parts of Northumberland overnight covering part of the A1 at Alnwick.

Scotland weather warnings : Heavy rain set to continue into weekend . Three more days of heavy rain warnings across much of Scotland threaten An Edinburgh church was evacuated this afternoon after the building was thought to be struck by lightning, as flooding on the Capital's roads caused

“Accumulations of 20-40 mm are expected quite widely with 50-80 mm possible over high ground and perhaps isolated accumulations of around 100 mm over western hills,” adds the Met Office.

Rain is expected to clear away eastwards during Saturday afternoon.

What to expect from this yellow weather warning

- Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely

- Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer

- Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer

Looking further ahead

The forecast for Monday 2 September to Wednesday 11 September said, “Changeable and, at times, unsettled weather is expected during the start of September.

“The first week of meteorological autumn should see rainy spells clearing to a mixture of sunshine and showers.

“Showers will be heaviest and most frequent in the northwest, with the best of any dry weather across southern and southwestern areas.

“It will be windy at times, especially across the north. Temperatures are expected to be rather cool for the time of year, with some chilly nights in sheltered spots in the north.”

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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