Exact part of Scotland to see 'thundery downpours' today after Bank Holiday warning

A sea of umbrellas on the Royal Mile with St Giles' Cathedral in the background, as shoppers and visitors brave heavy rain which is affecting much of Scotland
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Scots are being urged to brace for heavy rain and thunder, as forecasters predict a wet Bank Holiday Monday ahead.

A warning for thunderstorms is already in place for parts of Scotland which is set to begin later this morning, lasting until tonight. Forecasters say that some parts of the country will be hit worse by the latest bout of grim conditions.

The alert is in place across the northeast, which is at "the greatest risk" for "heavy and thundery downpours", according to the Met Office. Temperatures are to drop compared to weekend figures which forecasters say are "disappointing" for this time of year.

In the latest weather update, Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell spoke on Monday's forecast, who has predicted a mixed morning of scattered showers before conditions worsen.

He said: "The showers may merge into a larger spell of rain at times across parts of Scotland and for eastern and northeastern Scotland, actually here, is the greatest risk for seeing some heavy and thundery downpours. For most of us it's going to be a slightly cooler feeling day compared to the weekend."

Met Office yellow weather warning
Scotland's thunderstorm warning is in place across the northeast -Credit:Met Office

Scotland's thunderstorm warning is to begin at 10am on Monday, May 27, and will end at 10pm later this evening. Those in affected areas have been cautioned over potential flooding and transport disruption, as 40mm of rain is expected to fall "in a few hours".

Into the evening, Snell adds that showers will "slowly start to ease across parts of Scotland". As the night goes on, areas further east will turn dry and clear with temperatures "just falling to single figures." between 9 and 10C.

Tuesday will see the east experience sunny spells, while a wet weather front migrating eastwards is set to engulf the entire west of the UK. On this day, areas in Scotland previously impacted by yellow weather warnings are likely to see nicer conditions.

Mr Snell added: "So we do start Tuesday off with some sunshine in the east, where further west, this area of rain will gradually spread its way eastwards during the course of the day. Hanging on to the driest and brightest weather for the longest up across the far northeast of Scotland.

"Most temperatures around average for the time of year but if you're stuck under the rain, factor in the breeze I think it's going to feel fairly disappointing. for this point in May."

He went on to say the outlook for the rest of the half-term week looks "fairly changeable" with "further rain and showers" to be expected, again being "heavy and thundery" in places.

Scotland's five day weather forecast


Showers tending to ease, however, cloud will continue to increase across the southwest of the UK, with patchy rain here. Temperatures falling into single figures under the clearest skies.


A bright start in the north and east, though cloud and rain across the southwest will move northwards as the day progresses. Sunnier skies following, with scattered showers.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday

Staying on the unsettled side, with sunny spells and scattered showers. Some of the showers will be heavy, with hail and thunder. Slowly becoming drier through Friday. Temperatures near average.

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