Debris and disruption as Storm Francis sweeps across Scotland

A yellow weather warning is in place until 6am on Wednesday as the country is battered with heavy showers.

Scotland is on flood alert as Storm Francis causes disruption in parts of the country.

A yellow weather warning is in place until 6am on Wednesday, as heavy and persistent showers continue to fall.

Alerts have now been issued by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency for 11 regions, with surface water developing into flooding in areas.

Downpour: Flooding in Foulford Road, Cowdenbeath. <strong>Credit: Fife jammer locations</strong>” /><span class=

Those travelling by road have been urged to take caution, while people using public transport have been asked to check their journey first.

Services were delayed at Charing Cross station due to a loss of power to the overhead lines, while flooding caused disruption and cancellations to train services running through Burntisland station.

The Forth Road Bridge was closed to double-decker buses due to gusting winds.

Wind: Disruption on Osborne Street, Glasgow, at an outdoor bar. <strong>STV</strong>” /><span class=

A tree fell over a wall in Kirkintilloch Road, Lenzie, after it succumbed to the blustery conditions. The wind wreaked havoc at Glasgow Beer Works in the city’s Osborne Street as umbrellas were blown over.

In Clackmannanshire, a tree hit a vehicle and took down power lines on the A91 between Pool O’Muckhart and Yett’s O’Muckhart. The road has been closed.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We received a report of a car crashing into a fallen tree on the A91 just before the junction for the A823, around 3.25pm on Tuesday, 25 August, 2020.

“Emergency services attended however there were no reports of any injuries.

“The road between The Pool of Muckhart and Yetts of Murkhart is currently closed form work to be carried out by the the Electricity Board.”

Meanwhile, Dundee United’s friendly match against Sheffield United was called off at half-time due to the adverse conditions. The home side were trailing 1-0 when the decision was made to abandon the game.

Heavy rain has been moving north, bringing around 15mm of rain in some spots, while more is set to fall in southern and eastern parts of the country.

Abandoned: Dundee United v Sheffield United called off at half-time. <strong>SNS</strong>” /><span class=

STV meteorologist Sean Batty said: “By the end of Tuesday it’s likely that some areas around the Lothians, Fife and Angus will have had about a third of a month’s worth of rainfall.

“The heavy rain will have small river and burns running at high levels, and this could lead to some localised flood issues in prone areas with the rain set to continue into Wednesday morning before clearing east.”

Sean added: “The strongest winds will transfer to the coast of Aberdeenshire, Angus and Fife later with the possibility here of gusts up to 55mph during Tuesday afternoon and evening.

“The winds will ease slowly through the night. There is a possibility that stronger winds will flow through the central belt for a time later too.

“There will still be some rain falling Wednesday morning in central and southern Scotland, although this will clear to leave a better afternoon.”

The situation is expected to calm later in the week, with chilly nights expected and the potential for frost in the Highlands.

And Foulford road in Cowdenbeath has also hit by flooding.

Pictures posted on social media show the area submerged in water.

Foulford Road: Flooding in Cowdenbeath. Pic: Fife Jammers Facebook
Cowdenbeath: Flooding on Foulford Road. Fife Jammers.
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