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

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The Met Office has issued swathes of rain and wind warnings for parts of Scotland on Tuesday and Wednesday. From 12pm on Tuesday, a Met Office amber rain warning covers areas within the Central, Tayside and Fife, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders and Strathclyde regions. The amber warnings expire at 12pm on Wednesday. 

The Met Office amber warning reads: “A spell of persistent and often heavy rain will affect much of Scotland during Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Rainfall accumulations of 40 to 60 mm are expected quite widely across the warning area with a few places possibly seeing 80-120 mm in a 24 to 36 hour period, although there still remains some uncertainty in peak totals.

“Drier conditions will arrive from the west during the second half of Wednesday.

“Strong southerly winds are likely to accompany the rain.”

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