Weather alert issued over fears of flooding in north-east Scotland

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Persistent rain: Fears of flooding in Speyside.SWNS

A band of persistent rain could see localised flooding in and around the Speyside area on Sunday, the Met Office has warned.

A yellow Be Aware warning issued by the national weather service on Saturday afternoon covers the period from 3am on Sunday until 10pm.

The service's chief forecaster expected that most parts of north-east Scotland would experience persistent rain during the day and that as rainfall totals built there would be an increased risk of "some localised flooding in the Speyside area".

A spokesman for the Met Office added: "A band of frontal rain will affect the Speyside area with widespread totals of 15mm to 25mm but increasing to 40mm to 50mm — with isolated 60mm over the high ground.

"Some localised flooding is possible, the effects of which could last into Monday morning."

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