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Edinburgh weather update as Met Office issues 'danger to life' wind warning

Heavy rainfall is expected in Edinburgh on Tuesday and Wednesday, and a yellow warning for wind still in place by the Met Office.

On Tuesday, "heavy rain" is forecast for much of the morning, before becoming lighter at around midday. There will be "light showers" spread throughout the remainder of the day and evening, before the rain turns heavy again at around 11pm.

It will be a mostly mild day in Edinburgh, with temperatures hitting a peak of 16 degrees Celsius before falling gradually throughout the day. By 7pm, it will be around 12C and will remain so throughout the evening.

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Moving into Wednesday, the day will again start off with heavy rain — with a 90 per cent chance of precipitation until 8am. Skies will brighten somewhat around 11am and the rain will become less heavy by midday.

The remainder of Wednesday will be brighter, with sunny spells throughout the afternoon, though rain will continue to fall. It will be a slightly cooler day in the capital, with temperatures peaking at 14C in the morning before falling to 10C in the evening.

The Met Office's weather warning will be in effect from 12am on Wednesday morning through to 11.59pm on Wednesday night. It covers all of Scotland, as well as much of northern England and Wales.

According to the Met Office, there is "a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris", as well as "a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs".

Additionally, longer journey times and cancellations are likely, with road, rail, air and ferry services are potentially affected. Roads and bridges may also be forced to close.

Households should be prepared for the "slight chance" of power cuts too, as well as mobile phone coverage being affected. The Met Office states that there is also a "small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties".

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