Sudden downpours to bring 70mm of rain amid Met Office flood alert

Some areas could see up to 70mm of rain fall in a short space of time between 4pm on Monday and 6am on Tuesday.

Scots have been warned to brace for sudden downpours after a yellow weather warning for heavy rain was issued by the Met Office. 

Set to come into force from 4pm on Monday until 6am on Tuesday, the weather warning covers western parts of the country including Dumfries and Galloway, Argyll and Bute, Glasgow and surrounding areas.

It will also cover eastern parts of Scotland including Aberdeenshire, Moray, Tayside and parts of the Highlands. 

Around 25mm of rain is expected to fall in most areas, however the Met Office warned some areas could see up to 70mm fall in a short space of time. 

Some communities could be cut off due to flooding in places, with businesses and homes affected while power cuts could occur. 

Drivers have been urged to take care due to surface water on roads, with some bus and train services affected by the weather. 

The weather warning comes as parts of Scotland experienced thunderstorms over the weekend, with festival goers at Glasgow’s TRNSMT drenched on Saturday during a number of downpours.

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