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>”/><cite class=cite></cite></div><figcaption aria-hidden=true>Downpour: Flooding in Foulford Road, Cowdenbeath. <strong>Credit: Fife jammer locations</strong> <cite class=hidden></cite></figcaption></figure><p>Those travelling by road have been urged to take caution, while people using public transport have been asked to check their journey first.</p><p>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.</p><p>The Forth Road Bridge was closed to double-decker buses due to gusting winds.</p><figure class=wp-block-image><div class=relative><img decoding=async src=https://news.stv.tv/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/pjimage-92-1.jpg width=1180 height=666 srcset=

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>”/><cite class=cite></cite></div><figcaption aria-hidden=true>Abandoned: Dundee United v Sheffield United called off at half-time. <strong>SNS</strong> <cite class=hidden></cite></figcaption></figure><p>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.</p><p>“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.”</p><p>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.</p><figure class=

“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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