- Fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life is forecast
- Flooding on the M8 eastbound and M9 southbound
- Yellow weather warning across Angus, Aberdeenshire and Moray comes into force at 10am
Heavy rain from Storm Debi will batter Scotland where recovery efforts are ongoing weeks after flooding forced hundreds of people out of their homes.
The Met Office has warned of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life as well as damage to buildings.
Train and bus services are also likely to be disrupted with driving conditions made difficult leading to the likelihood of road closures.
The M8 eastbound to M74 southbound before the Junction 21 at Seaward Street off slip lanes one and two are restricted due to flooding.
The M9 is flooded southbound at Junction 4.
⚠ YELLOW WEATHER WARNING ⚠— Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) November 13, 2023
The @metoffice are issuing a yellow weather warning for RAIN today.
The warning is in place from today (13/11) 10:00 until 21:00.
More info 👉 https://t.co/5son8B9wj4 pic.twitter.com/iyRz2uyaNB
A yellow weather warning across Angus, Aberdeenshire and Moray comes into force at 10am on Monday.
Met Office forecasters said the fourth named storm of the season would mainly hit Northern Ireland, but areas of Scotland would feel strong ripple effects including up to 50mm of rain.
The warning will remain in place until 9pm on Monday evening.
It comes just a month after the north east was hammered by Storm Babet, prompting two red “danger to life” warnings for rain and smashing records for rainfall that had stood for more than a century.
The storm was named by the Irish Meteorological Service, Met Eireann, and will build from an area of low pressure currently approaching the UK from the south west.
Weather warnings for wind and rain are already in place for Northern Ireland.
Insight Philip Petrie STV Weather Presenter
“The Irish Meteorological Service, Met Eireann, took the decision this morning to name Storm Debi, our fourth named storm of the 2023-2024 storm season.
“The storm itself is an area of low pressure currently approaching the UK from the south west, with the main impacts expected to be across parts of Northern Ireland, where there are already yellow weather warnings in place for wind and rain.
“For Scotland the biggest impacts will be from the rain Storm Debi brings, and in particular across north eastern areas such as Angus, Aberdeenshire and Moray. It is around these areas that the Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for rain, that comes into effect Monday morning at 10am and lasts until 9pm. Within the warning zone we could see widely 30-50mm of rain in the space of 12 hours.
“The warning area covers parts of the country that have already seen flooding and widespread disruption from Storm Babet in October. It was during this storm that Angus saw its wettest day on record since 1891, coinciding with two red warnings for rain.
“The wettest locations in the north east recorded totals of between 150-200mm, with the wettest day of Storm Babet being October 19 when rain gauges at Glen Esk and Invermark Bridge saw 168.4mm and 151.6mm respectively.
“It is likely that Storm Debi will cause further disruption within the north east before clearing quickly towards Monday night. After that things turn dry overnight Monday into Tuesday before further bands of rain move in to the west on Tuesday. It isn’t until Thursday that things start to turn more settled, with winds dying down and clearer skies developing.”
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