Washout fears for Scots music festival as thunderstorm warning issued

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MUSIC fans are being warned to expect heavy downpours and thunderstorms as Connect festival kicks off.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain and thunderstorms across Edinburgh, East Lothian and parts of Fife.


Connect festival is set to kick off today in EdinburghCredit: Getty
The Met Office have warned of heavy rain and thunderstorms this afternoon and into tomorrow


The Met Office have warned of heavy rain and thunderstorms this afternoon and into tomorrowCredit: Alamy

Connect Festival kicks off today at the Royal Highland Showgrounds in the capital.

The festival will run across the weekend with acts including Primal Scream, Franz Ferdinand, Raye and Fred Again.

But the weather warning is in place from 3pm today until 9am tomorrow morning.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms could lead to travel disruption and the odd chance of flooding.

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Regions most affected include Fife, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders.

The weather agency is warning of potential flooding and bad driving conditions as well as chances of delayed public transport.

Temperatures will be relatively mild however it will still be cloudy for much of the weekend.

Those travelling to Connect festival were being urged to use public transport with Lothian Buses running a festival shuttle bus.

And trams will be in operation to drop festival goers at Ingliston.

The Met Office website says: “Heavy showers and a few thunderstorms are likely to develop through Friday afternoon, and although easing for a time mid evening, are likely to become more widespread overnight.

“The showers will be slow moving in places leading to hourly rainfall accumulations of 10-20 mm with the chance of 30 to 40 mm in a few hours.

“Lightning will be an additional hazard.”

The three- day festival is expected to attract a host of people with bosses warning punters of what not to bring.

Music fans were able to purchase day tickets however a full weekend ticket including camping was also available.

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