Yellow weather warning for ice issued after days of heavy flooding

Freezing conditions are expected overnight in the region after it was battered by heavy rain.

Aberdeenshire yellow weather warning for ice issued after days of heavy flooding iStock

Forecasters have warned those in the North East of Scotland to beware of icy conditions overnight on Sunday after severe flooding in the area.

Met Office experts have issued a yellow warning for ice between 8pm and 9.30am on Monday morning.

Large parts of Aberdeenshire are set to be among the worst affected as a clean-up operation gets under way following heavy rain.

The village of Charr recorded more rain in one night than the average for an entire month, with the total recorded as 140 millimetres.

Other parts of the region were also badly affected with the search for a woman thought to have been swept away by flood water while attempting to rescue a dog entering its third day.

Forecasters say conditions will become drier overnight on Sunday, but the plummeting temperature will have an adverse effect on underfoot conditions.

The forecast reads: “A much drier and colder night than of late with a frost developing quite widely over Scotland and ice likely to form on untreated surfaces.

“The North East of Scotland will see the greatest ice risk, where surfaces are still wet from recent rain and run off from fields and higher ground. Fog or freezing fog patches are also likely to form overnight which will add to the difficult traveling conditions.

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