Scotland to be battered with heavy rain and wind as warning issued

The Met Office issued a yellow alert for parts of Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway on Thursday.

Heavy rain and wind to batter Ayrshire and parts of Dumfries and Galloway with flooding and travel chaos iStock

A yellow weather warning for rain and wind set to bring flooding and travel disruption has been issued for parts of Scotland.

Ayrshire and parts of Dumfries and Galloway are set to be battered by heavy downpours and strong winds on Thursday from 8am until 2pm.

The Met Office has said that bus and train services may be affected.

Forecasters warned gusts of 40 to 70mph are expected, especially in exposed coastal locations and over “higher routes”.

On its website, the weather service said: “A spell of strong southerly winds will develop during Thursday morning, with gusts of 40 to 50mph inland and perhaps briefly 60 to 70mph along some exposed coasts, accompanied by a short period of heavy rain.

“Winds easing from the west during the late morning and early afternoon.”

It comes after a yellow weather warning which brought flooding and travel disruption to Perthshire, Angus and parts of Aberdeenshire last week.

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