Yellow weather warnings issued for strong winds and heavy rain

Yellow weather warnings issued for strong winds and heavy rain

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said: “It will be windy across northern, central north-western and southern Scotland through the rest of the day.

“We could see gusts of between 40-60mph and perhaps locally, 70-80mph, which combined with heavy rain in places too, could lead to some tricky travel conditions.”

Antrim, Down, Tyrone and Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland area also under a yellow warning.

Its means there are likely to be delays to road, air and ferry transport. Coastal routes and seafront communities will be affected by large waves and short-term loss of power and other services is possible.

It is also likely that bus services will be affected in these areas, with journeys taking longer. There will be delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.

Yellow weather warnings for wind have been issued for parts of the UK on Sunday (Image: Met Office)

In Scotland, strong and gusty southerly winds are expected to continue across Grampian, Highlands & Eilean Siar, Central, Tayside & Fife, Strathclyde, south-western Scotland and Lothian Borders. Strong winds are also expected in Northumberland in north-east England.

The weather warnings for Northern Ireland and central Scotland run until 8pm on Sunday, while further north, the alert ends at 5pm.

A yellow weather warning for heavy rain has been isuused to parts of northern England on Monday and Tuesday, with a risk of flooding and delayed bus and train services in the North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber regions. The weather alert is in place from 12pm tomorrow until 5am.

A yellow weather alert for rain has been issued from Monday until Tuesday morning (Image: Met Office)

A separate alert for wind has been issued for northern Scotland between 7am and 7pm on Wednesday.

Temperatures are expected to be mild and could reach the mid teens in places such as North Wales and Northern Ireland.

At the time of writing, there were five flood warnings in place for Upper Hill, parts of the Bourne Valley, Donnington to Newbury, Upper Lambourn to Great Shefford and Hempholme. At least 52 flood alerts are in place.

This comes after Storms Isha and Jocelyn battered parts of the UK earlier this month. The adverse weather left thousands without power, caused transport chaos and resulted in multiple areas being left flooded.