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UK News Scotland faces heavy rain and gale force winds as three yellow weather warnings issued

22:55  19 february  2020
22:55  19 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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a couple of people that are standing in the rain holding an umbrella: More wind and rain has been forecast for large parts of the country over the next few days © Katielee Arrowsmith SWNS.com More wind and rain has been forecast for large parts of the country over the next few days

Forecasters have issued another three weather warnings as rain and gale force winds are expected to batter large parts of Scotland.

The Met Office has warned of the adverse conditions expected to arrive on Wednesday through to Friday.

The first of the yellow weather warnings has been issued for places such as Kilmarnock, Ayr and Dumfries from 2pm on Wednesday until 11am on Thursday.

Around 40mm of rain is expected to fall in some towns and villages in the area over the 21-hour period.

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a close up of a map: Weather warnings in place for Friday © Met Office Weather warnings in place for Friday

A significant amount of rainfall is also expected to hit large western parts of the country on Friday in the second of the weather warnings.

Places such as Glasgow, Fort William and Lanark could see up to 60mm of downpours from 6am to 9pm that day.

The final weather alert will also come on Friday, as gusts of up to 60mph are anticipated to descend on south eastern parts of the country.

a close up of a map: Wednesday/Thursday's weather warning © Met Office Wednesday/Thursday's weather warning

Kelso, Jedburgh and Eyemouth are just some of the place to be impacted by the high winds.

Transport links are to be heavily disrupted by the adverse conditions, while some areas could see localised flooding.

The new warnings come just days after Scotland was impacted by Storm Dennis over the weekend.

A number of residents down in the Borders were left to brush up the mess left by gales and downpours.

Residents in Newcastleton, Roxburghshire, was the worst hit by the storm as some homes were destroyed by floods.

Three people were killed in other parts of the UK after a month’s worth of rain fell in just 48 hours with winds topping 90mph.

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