Yellow flood warning issued for parts of country ahead of heavy rain

Forecasters have warned those in the south west to be prepared for unsettled conditions this week with a minor risk of flooding.

Yellow flood warning issued for Dumfries and Galloway and Ayrshire ahead of heavy rain Getty Images

A flood warning has been issued for parts of Scotland on Tuesday as forecasters warn of heavy summer rains to fall over the next 24 hours.

The South West is set to bear the brunt of wet and wild conditions, with up to 60mm of rain expected in higher areas, according to the Met Office.

Experts say flooding of “a few homes and businesses is possible” while transport infrastructure is likely to be subject to delays.

A yellow weather warning has been put in place between 2am and 6pm.

Meteorological maps show sheets of rain blowing across the country from the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Western areas are to be worst affected, but those in Dumfries and Galloway and parts of South Ayrshire have been cautioned to be wary of “minor flooding”.

STV weather presenter Philip Petrie said the coming days threatened “uncertain” conditions, with frequent showers throughout the week.

He added: “It’s the last week of June and unfortunately there is still no signs of summer, as the rest of this week remains unsettled with showers for many and longer spells of rain.

“Whilst for today we will see some sunny spells and dry conditions between the scattered showers, overnight we start to see our next band of rain moving in from the Atlantic, and this will be very slow moving which is why the Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for rain.

“The warning area only covers parts of Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway, but this is where we are expecting to see the greatest risk of accumulations.

“We are expecting to see up to 20-30mm widely, with perhaps 50-60mm falling on higher ground. This lasts throughout Tuesday as the rain continues to slowly move eastwards across the country before clearing by Wednesday. 

“Looking further afield the weekend ahead could be slightly calmer as there is a high pressure system building out in the Atlantic, but at the moment there is still a lot of uncertainty.”

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