Wet weather warnings issued as heavy rain forecast across Scotland

The fresh weather warnings follow a weekend of heavy downpours which saw Storm Elin and Storm Fergus batter the country.

Wet weather warnings issued by Met Office as heavy rain forecast across Scotland Getty Images

Wet weather warnings are in place across Scotland on Tuesday and Wednesday as heavy rain could bring some flooding and disruption.

The Met Office issued a yellow warning for rain in place for south west Scotland which was in place until 10am on Tuesday covering Dumfries and Galloway, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, and West Dunbartonshire.

Rain will be persistent and heavy at times with 15-25mm falling quite widely, while the wettest spots could see 30-40 mm of rain.

An alert for south east Scotland comes into force at 9am and lasts until 8am on Wednesday.

It covers Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian, West Lothian and the Scottish Borders.

Affected areas could see disruption to bus and train services, while power cuts and flooding of homes and businesses are also likely.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has issued six flood alerts for Ayrshire and Arran, Dumfries and Galloway, Edinburgh and Lothians, Fife, Scottish Borders and West Central Scotland.

It follows a weekend of heavy downpours which saw Storm Elin and Storm Fergus batter the country.

Met Office meteorologist Annie Shuttleworth said: “Things will turn much more unsettled across the UK for Tuesday.

“Rain pushes up into northeastern areas throughout (Tuesday) morning and then it will linger across northeastern parts of southeastern Scotland. There’s been a lot of rainfall here recently, so the ground is well saturated.

“So a bit of an unsettled, unpleasant day for many, particularly if you get caught in those showers.”

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