Flooding and heavy rain as yellow weather warning issued

The Met Office have issued the warning to parts of Scotland with residents and business owners urged to be wary of flooding.

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Heavy showers and flooding are expected to batter parts of Scotland on Saturday.

The Met Office warned of “heavy slow moving showers” and urged residents and business owners in parts of the North East to be prepared for potential flooding.

Residents of Dundee and Angus have been told to expect of flooding and disruption to travel with the warning in place between 10am and 4pm.

Some interruption to power supplies is also possible.

A warning from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency said: “A period of heavy and persistent rain on Saturday could cause flooding impacts from rivers and surface water.

“Particularly at risk are urban areas and the transport network. Impacts may include flooding to low-lying land and roads, with difficult driving conditions. Isolated properties may also be at risk.

“Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property.

“Advice and information is also available through Floodline on 0345 9881188.  This flood alert is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service.  

“If you haven’t already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup.”

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