THE Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for 60MPH gales for areas of Scotland following a sunny weekend for many. 

The warning is in place from 3pm on Tuesday until 6am on Wednesday, with the weather predicted to cause some travel disruption as well as the prospect of power cuts.

“It is likely some coastal routes, sea front and coastal communities will be affected by spray and large waves", the Met Office said. 

The yellow warning covers Dumfries and Galloway, Lothian and Borders and southern parts of Strathclyde. 

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The Met Office's Honor Criswick said: “It’s the end of the fine weather for a while, I’m afraid. Rain was expected to move in from the west, leaving Bank Holiday Monday as a day of blustery showers, some of them wintry over high ground. 

“Here we could see sleet and possibly snow, but we are unlikely to witness heavy accumulations.”

Sunday saw a top temperature of 14.6C at Gogarbank in Edinburgh. 

The low pressure that will cause the week’s poor weather is not expected to move away into the North Sea until late on Thursday, though there are signals for some further rain to come later next week. 

A dry start to April has been blamed for a number of wild fires which broke out in various parts of the Highlands.

Blazes were visible near Kinlochleven, Achiltibuie and Gairloch.