October to bring heavy rain and flooding across Scotland

The Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings for rain covering much of the west of Scotland.

Scots have been warned to brace for heavy rain and flooding set to bring disruption across much of the country in the first week of October.

The Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings for rain covering much of the west of Scotland.

From 3am on Wednesday, spray and flooding is forecast to cause difficult driving conditions and road closures across Glasgow, Stirling, Ayrshire and much of Argyll and Bute.

Train and bus services will likely be disrupted and there is a risk that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage.

The Met Office also warned there was a chance of power cuts.

A second yellow warning comes into force from 3pm on Thursday until midnight on Friday covering most of the west including Glasgow, Ayrshire, Argyll and Bute, Dumfries and Galloway, Stirling, the western Highlands, and Inner Hebrides.

Philip Petrie
Insight Philip Petrie STV weather presenter

It’s a typical autumnal start and a typically Scottish start to October in terms of weather, as things are remaining changeable, unsettled, wet and windy for the rest of the week (with something a little warmer to look forward to on Friday and Saturday).

We’ve got a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers Monday and Tuesday with low pressure to the south of the UK, and low pressure to the north of Scotland.

It’s putting us into a westerly airflow, with tightly packed isobars – and that means strong winds, widely breezy conditions and blustery showers.

Come Wednesday we have longer spells of heavy and persistent rain moving through, giving a very wet day in the west.

The Met Office has issued a their first warning of the week for Wednesday, coming into effect 3am and lasting the whole day.

The warning zone covers Argyll and Bute, parts of Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Ayrshire, Glasgow, Fife and Stirling but even in eastern areas we will see showers.

The winds switch to a south westerly on Thursday meaning western parts of the country once again bear the brunt of the heavy rainfall throughout the day.

Our second weather warning starts Thursday at 3pm and lasts through until Friday night, and it covers a large swathe of western Scotland.

Because of the direction of the winds we will see a foehn effect occurring, meaning parts of Moray and Aberdeenshire will have brighter spells in contrast and temperatures into the high teens.

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