Flood alerts issued across country as heavy rain forecast

An amber flood alert has been issued by SEPA for across Scotland.

Flood alerts have been issued across Scotland as the country is hit with heavy rainfall.

On Saturday, an amber warning for flooding was put in place by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

The Met Office said “most places” will see rain at some point during the day, but it will become “more persistent” in western Scotland.

It has issued a yellow weather warning for rain for most of Scotland between 9am and 10pm on Saturday.

It said up to 20mm of rain could fall per hour in the areas covered by the warning, with up to 40mm falling over a “few hours”.

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