Heavy rain to batter Scotland as extended weather warning comes into force

The Met Office has warned rainfall of up to 60mm can be expected in some areas on Wednesday.

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Heavy rain is set to batter parts of Scotland as a fresh weather warning comes into force on Wednesday.

The Met Office said the alert, which is in place from 9am until 10pm, extended from 6pm, will bring “heavy and persistent” downpours on the west coast and southern parts of the country.

There will be a risk of flooding and travel disruption, with rainfall of up to 60mm on high ground in some areas.

Wednesday’s yellow rain warning will cover the Highlands, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) also has 12 flood alerts and nine flood warnings in place.

The Met Office forecast reads: “Rain will spread east across the warning area on Wednesday, and be heavy at times over high ground.

“Accumulations of 20 to 30mm are expected widely with 40 to 60mm on high ground. Some flooding is possible following on from rain earlier in the week.”

Parts of Scotland were hit with heavy rain on Tuesday, with a yellow alert affecting nearly all of Scotland except the Highlands and Islands between 1am and 6pm.

It comes days after Storm Kathleen battered the country at the weekend with winds of up to 76mph and snow in some areas in the north.

The storm sparked disruption across road and rail, with wild winds whipping up waves and sweeping a car out to sea in Lower Largo, a village in Fife.

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