Heavy wind and rain to hit parts of Scotland next week

The Met Office has issued a yellow rain warning for some areas of the country ahead of 'turbulent' weather.

Heavy wind and rain is set to hit parts of Scotland over the coming days, with a “turbulent” week of weather ahead.

The Met Office has issued a yellow rain warning across areas in Scotland and Northern Ireland on both Monday and Tuesday, meaning those areas could see flooding.

The warning covers parts of the Highlands, Argyll, southwest Scotland, the central belt and Fife.

Gusts of 40mph are expected over the Irish sea, while up to 60mm of rain could fall, rising to 80mm in mountainous regions.

Luke Miall, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “There’s a turbulent week of weather ahead – it is starting to look wetter and windier.

“Sunday evening will be dry for most of the UK, though rain will start to push through Northern Ireland, going into Scotland and northern England by Monday morning, suggesting a north-south split.

“The wind will then start to pick up in the early hours of Monday in most regions.”

He added: “The winds will be much stronger on Tuesday with heavier showers in Northern Ireland and Scotland.”

Mr Miall said this was due to a spell of high pressure and air being dragged in from the Mediterranean.