UK News Edinburgh weather: Storm Arwen will bring high winds and snow to Scotland as Met Office put in place weather warnings for Friday and Saturday
Storm Arwen map: Latest UK weather forecast and when the Met Office says the year’s first named storm will hit
The Met Office has issued amber wind warnings for north-east Scotland and north-east England with Storm Arwen set to hit on Friday afternoonWinds of around 75mph are set to batter the coastlines, but will also be felt inland.
Storm Arwen, which is expected to sweep into Scotland at the end of this week, could cause travel disruption and damage in the capital.
Some areas may even see snowfall this weekend, as the Met Office has issued a yellow warning of snow for Friday. Areas affected include Tayside and Fife and Grampian, however, Edinburgh does not fall under this warning.
The Met Office has also put an amber warning for ‘high winds’ in place. This will come into effect at 3 noon tomorrow, Friday, 26 November and will last until 9am on Saturday, 27 November.
This warning covers Edinburgh and other areas including Dumfries and Galloway, Lothian and the Borders, and Grampian.
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The Met Office has warned that the wind could cause flying debris, which it says could lead to “injuries or danger to life”.
Travel is expected to be affected by the adverse weather, and some roads and bridges may be closed as a result.
The Met Office has also issued a yellow warning of wind that covers all of Scotland, which will be in place from 12pm on Saturday
Despite the wind, Edinburgh is expected to see some good spells of sunshine on Friday and Saturday morning.
However, temperatures will drop over the weekend. It will reach a high of 2 degrees on Saturday, and it is likely to hit -4 in the evening.
Rain is also predicted for Friday evening, and the Met Office has said there could be snow on high ground.
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