East Lothian Council

Weather alert

Published Wednesday 20th July 16

Met Office

Storms forecast to affect East Lothian today.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow Weather Warning for rain affecting East Lothian today. Thunderstorms came into the area from around 9am, bringing with them:

  • extremely heavy, isolated downpours of rain
  • potential for hail, significant lightning and strong gusts of wind
  • potential for up to 50mm of rain over the course of just a few hours
  • between 20-30mm of rain falling per hour in the heaviest downpours

These will move across during the course of the day and clearing by late afternoon. It is expected that the worst periods will be between:

  • 9am and 11am
  • 2pm and 3pm

Further updates will be issued on East Lothian Council social media or on the Met Office website.

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