Yellow weather warning for rain issued in parts of Scotland

A weather warning has been issued for heavy rainfall which is expected to affect parts of the country.

Wednesday, 30th September 2020, 9:29 am

The yellow warning is in place for the South West of Scotland between 3am and 12pm today, Wednesday 30 September.

Weather experts at the Met Office announced spray and flooding on roads is expected and will likely make journey times longer.

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Motorists in the area are encouraged to take care when travelling.

Pedestrians walking in the rain in Edinburgh and this morning's yellow weather warning for South West Scotland picture: JPI Media and Met Office
Pedestrians walking in the rain in Edinburgh and this morning's yellow weather warning for South West Scotland picture: JPI Media and Met Office

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Bus and train services are expected to be affected with journey times taking longer, and flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible.

In a statement online a Met Office spokesman said: “Heavy rain will arrive in the early hours leading to a very wet Wednesday morning.

"25-35mm will fall quite widely in around 6-9 hours, with 40-50mm in a few locations.

"Despite the recent dry conditions, these totals will be enough to cause some surface water flooding, or flooding from smaller watercourses.”

The regions and local authorities affected include South West Scotland, Lothian Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Strathclyde, East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire.

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