Yellow warning for heavy rain issued in parts of Scotland

Yellow weather warnings are in place until 9pm on Saturday across southwest Scotland.

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Heavy rain is forecast to batter parts of Scotland with yellow weather warnings in place across the country.

Bands of heavy rain will turn more persistent across southwest Scotland on Saturday, before clearing during the evening at around 9pm.

It comes as Storm Elin brings strong winds and heavy downpours to parts of the UK and Ireland.

The warning covers Dumfries and Galloway, the Scottish Borders, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire.

And the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has also issued flood alerts for the areas affected.

The Met Office is warning of travel disruption as roads and train services could be affected by the heavy rain.

The most serious risk of flooding is at the River Isla at Coupar Angus, Kemphill to Bridge of Isla, Bridge of Ruthven to Leitfie and Aberbothrie in Tayside, and Churchill Barriers in Orkney.

The Met Office said: “Bands of heavy rain will move east across southwest Scotland through Friday night, turning more persistent on Saturday, before clearing during the evening.

“30-50mm of rain falling widely, and possibly 60-80mm over higher ground.”

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