Met Office weather warning issued for 70mph winds as 5 inches of rain sparks flood fears

The amber rain warnings issued by the Met Office this week are in addition to several other yellow rain and wind warnings affecting Scotland and Northern Ireland this week.

Some areas could see winds as high as 70mph between 2am and 6pm on Tuesday.

The Met Office yellow wind warning covers parts of Central, Tayside and Fife; Grampian; Highlands and Eilean Siar; Orkney and Shetland; SW Scotland, Lothian Borders; Strathclyde.

The entirety of Northern Ireland is also included under the yellow wind warning.

The warning reads: “Strong south to south-westerly winds will gust 50-60mph at times, but there is the potential for gusts of 70mph for eastern coastal districts of Northern Ireland, the Western Isles and perhaps the Moray coast during the morning.

“Winds will ease across much of Northern Ireland and the north-western half of Scotland during the afternoon.”

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