Tail end of Atlantic storm to bring heavy rain to Scotland

Areas including Dumfries and Galloway could have half of its monthly rainfall on Saturday.

The remnants of Storm Ernesto are to hit parts of Scotland this weekend.

Areas including Dumfries and Galloway could have half of its monthly rainfall on Saturday night.

Central and southern parts of Scotland are expected to get up to 30mm of rain.

The weather will form the remnants of Storm Ernesto, which is currently sitting 2000 miles south west of Scotland.

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STV weather presenter Sean Batty said: “The storm will begin to dissipate as it drifts north and east across cooler waters, with the remnants expected to sweep Scotland this weekend.

“Various computer model runs have the worst of the rain in different locations but at this stage it looks like the largest accumulations will be across north west England and south west Scotland, with up to 60mm possible on Saturday night in parts of Dumfries and Galloway.

“Around 20 to 30mm of rain can be expected quite widely across other parts of southern and central Scotland.

“No major issues are expected at this stage from the rainfall, although river levels may increase in the south west, particularly for Dumfries and Galloway.

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“Most of the rain will fall overnight Saturday into Sunday, although it may take a while for it to turn drier in southern and eastern parts of the country on Sunday.

“The weather will remain changeable and fairly unsettled into the start of next week.”


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