Edinburgh weekend weather: Gale-force winds and more rain for Capital as Storm Dennis finally hits
Feb. 13, 2020
Edinburgh will be extremely wet and windy over the weekend, as Storm Dennis hits with heavy rain and strong winds.
Saturday (15 Feb) is set to see heavy rain throughout most of the day, with wind gusts of up to 50mph.
Sunday (16 Feb) will be windy throughout the day, with wind gusts as strong as 53mph.
Yellow weather warnings in place
There’s a Met Office yellow weather warning for rain and wind is in place from 9am to 6pm on Saturday (15 Feb), as “Strong winds and rain may lead to some travel disruption.”
The Met Office said: “A band of rain and strong winds will move eastwards across southern and central Scotland on Saturday.
“South to southwesterly winds will gust to 50 to 60 mph along exposed coasts and over high ground.
“In addition some heavy rainfall is expected at times with accumulations of up to 40 mm on high ground. Coupled with snow melt this may lead to some local flooding.”
A second yellow weather warning for wind is also in place for the city, from 12pm on Sunday (16 Feb) to Monday (17 Feb).
The Met Office said: “Storm Dennis has the potential to bring very strong winds and transport disruption during Sunday and Monday morning.
“The location and strength of the strongest winds is uncertain at this stage, but there is a small chance that winds will gust up to 70 mph for a time. More typically winds will gusts to 50 mph at times. “
What to expect from this wind weather warning:
Delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are possible and there is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close.
Some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are likely to be affected by spray and/or large waves
There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage