Ice, heavy rain and flood warnings issued across Scotland

The Met Office has issued warnings for ice on Tuesday and heavy rain on Thursday.

Icy conditions are set to continue in parts of Scotland following days of plummeting temperatures, with two flood alerts also issued for later in the week. 

The Met Office said a yellow weather warning will be in place from 3pm on Tuesday until 11am on Wednesday in Aberdeenshire and Moray in the north, while parts of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders will be affected in the east. 

The forecaster warned that wintry showers will continue in affected areas, which will gradually become confined to coastal areas into Wednesday morning. 


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Icy patches may lead to travel disruption as a result, with motorists warned to take care on roads and those using public transport to check timetables before setting off. 

The freezing temperatures will then subside as two yellow alerts for rain have been issued for parts of Scotland on Thursday. 

From midnight, parts of Dumfries and Galloway, Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire will be subjected to heavy rainfall which is expected to persist for most of the day until 6pm. 

The Met Office has warned that while some snow is expected to fall overnight across higher ground, this could turn to rain which will steadily thaw lying snow. 

Heavy rain is expected to fall in some areas on Thursday. Getty Images

Up to 50mm of rain is expected to fall, with up to 90mm over higher ground. Strong south easterly winds are also expected in the area. 

Meanwhile in the north of the country, a yellow alert for rain has also been issued for Aberdeen and Shire, Angus, Dundee and Perth and Kinross from 6am on Thursday until shortly before midnight. 

The Met Office has warned there may be some flooding as heavy rainfall thaws lying snow, with up to 50mm expected to fall widely with potential peaks of up to 100mm over hilly areas. 

Difficult driving conditions are expected due to spray on roads and some rail and bus services may be cancelled due to rainfall. 

Meanwhile there may be a danger to life due to fast flowing or deep flood water.

The forecaster added that heavy rain may continue into Friday, but this is still unclear.

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