Yellow weather warning for heavy rain with risk of more flooding

Heavy rain is expected to wash out the weekend according to the latest weather updates.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain as the blustery conditions are set to continue into the weekend across Scotland.

The warning has been issued from 4am on Sunday September 24 and will last until 11.59pm.

Met Office forecasters warned that “persistent and heavy rain” is expected through Sunday leading to some flooded roads and a small chance of property flooding.

The warning added that delays and cancellations to rail services are possible with some disruption expected on roads with difficult driving conditions.

Strong winds are also expected to pick up throughout Sunday with coasts reaching 50 to 60mph on coastal areas and over high ground.

The warning covers parts of Argyll and Bute, Renfrewshire, Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Angus, Stirling, Perth and Kinross and parts of western Aberdeenshire.

The forecast currently states that many places could receive 30 to 50mm of rain, however, “some places, most likely south-west facing hills, could see 80 to 120mm over the course of 24 to 36 hours”.

STV meteorologist, Philip Petrie said: “This weekend is a tale of two halves with Saturday starting chilly but mostly fine and dry, then turning windy with heavy rain on Sunday.

“On Friday evening a ridge of High Pressure builds in from the west, extending across Scotland through Saturday morning.

“This helps to kill off any remaining showers and will keep things generally dry and bright for the day.

“By the end of Saturday our attention turns to the west as a double-centred area of low pressure approaches.

“This is actually the remnants of ex-hurricane Nigel which will bring very windy conditions across Scotland on Sunday, the chance of gales and also heavy rain.

“The warning comes into force overnight Saturday into Sunday as the low-pressure edges closer to us, and runs throughout the day Sunday so be aware of surface water on roads and a chance of some flooding”.

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