Heavy rain and wind warning for next 48 hours

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Scotland is set to be hit by further storms on Wednesday night and Thursday.

According to the Met Office, “angry” weather conditions from a massive Atlantic storm are on the way with two inches of rain forecast to land on areas already suffering the legacy of Storm Desmond.

A Met Office spokesman said: “A wild system will move in throughout Wednesday and Thursday, bringing more rain everywhere with a severe risk of gales, especially around coastal areas.

“There could be a respite at the end of the week but it’ll feel much colder as temperatures drop to typical levels for the time of year.”

A Red ‘take action’ warning for rain is now in place for parts of the Scottish Borders and western and central Scotland, while an Amber ‘be prepared’ warning for wind is in place for most of the country.

There are also a large number of flood warnings in place throughout the country.

Ironically, provisional statistics just released show that November 2015 was the dullest on record and also quite warm.