Edinburgh weather: Exact time thunderstorms set batter city amid yellow warning

Thunderstorms in Edinburgh
There is a yellow weather warning for thunder in place in Edinburgh -Credit:Traffic Scotland

A yellow weather warning has been issued to the majority of Scotland, covering Edinburgh and the Lothians.

After a sunny few days with temperatures reaching above 20C, it might feel like summer has come early. However, the Met Office has warned people to prepare to see a dramatic change in the weather.

A yellow weather warning for thunderstorms is in place from 2pm on Sunday until 3am on Monday, May 13. Edinburgh and the Lothians have also been issued a flood alert as heavy rain could cause localised flooding and travel disruption.

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According to the Met Office, heavy showers are expected to hit the city from 4pm on Sunday and the skies will turn grey with thunder and lightning forecasted from 5pm before clearing up at 7pm.

Downpours will continue through the night.

For Sunday, the Met Office adds: "It will be dry and bright for much of the morning. Showers breaking out in the afternoon, most likely over Dumfriesshire and western Borders, these heavy at times with a risk of hail and thunder. Maximum temperature 23C.

"Showers become more frequent while remaining heavy with a chance of thunder through the evening. Then showers gradually ease and drift east through the early hours. Minimum temperature 10C."

By Monday morning, the stormy conditions will have cleared and a few 'sharp showers' are forecasted through the day.