Perthshire Advertiser

We’re in for yet another battering

Weather warnings for rain and wind

- MELANIE BONN

Perth and Kinross is in for a ‘triple whammy’ in terms of wet and windy weather, the Met Office has warned.

A spokespers­on for the country’s official weather organisati­on explained that an amber warning for rain will dominate today’s (Tuesday 23) experience for many in the county.

That is on top of a yellow rain warning sitting over a wider area combined with a yellow warning of gusty winds blowing at 50-60mph through Tuesday.

It follows flooding throughout the region over the weekend.

Eight flood warnings remained in place across Perthshire as the PA went to press after heavy rain saw rivers burst their banks over the weekend.

A general flood alert also remained in place across Tayside.

Warnings were in place for the Tay from Kenmore to Jubilee Bridge and on the Isla from Bridge of Ruthven to Bridge of Isla.

There is a newly-issued amber warning for rain which could see 40mm to 60mm for many and as much as 80mm120mm falling in a 24-hour period for some parts.

That amber warning is active for 12 hours from noon on Tuesday to midnight.

The slightly less severe yellow weather warning for rain is in place from 6am on Tuesday to 6pm on Wednesday so everybody is going to get a fair bit of rain, 30mm to 50mm for a big swathe of the region.

The Met Office says spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions while homes and businesses could be flooded and some communitie­s could be cut off.

Over the weekend, flood gates in Perth adjacent to the river in the Harbour, Shore Road Tay Street, North Inch and North Muirton area were closed as a precaution but rising water was still able to breech the bank at several locations.

In Aberfeldy the flood-prone Poplar Avenue was closed to cars approachin­g Wades Bridge for much of Saturday.

Wind will also cause trouble for residents all over the county.

A yellow windy weather warning covering much of Perthshire has been issued from 2am on Tuesday until 6pm the same day. The wind is due to ease on Wednesday as the front moves away.

However, temperatur­es are coming into double figures because of the southerly flow of air with 10C predicted on Tuesday and 11C on Wednesday.

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 ??  ?? Monday brightness The water at the North Inch Golf Course was retreating a bit yesterday, inset, looking across the River Tay to Bridgend in Perth on Sunday
Monday brightness The water at the North Inch Golf Course was retreating a bit yesterday, inset, looking across the River Tay to Bridgend in Perth on Sunday
 ??  ?? On the rise The River Isla burst its banks and flooded fields close to Kinclaven Bridge
On the rise The River Isla burst its banks and flooded fields close to Kinclaven Bridge

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