Warn­ings of floods amid three days of rain

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

De­spite sun­shine yes­ter­day, parts of Scot­land face three days of dan­ger­ous down­pours from this morn­ing.

The Met Of­fice warn as much as eight inches of rain has been fore­cast for some ar­eas, mainly in the west.

The Scot­tish En­vi­ron­ment Pro­tec­tion Agency has con­firmed this will re­sult in flood­ing in Ar­gyll and Bute, Skye and Lochaber.

Steven Keates of the Met Of­fice said: “It won’t be rain­ing all the time in any one place. But if you are in the west of the coun­try, it will never be far away.

“Th­ese are moist, south west­erly winds, head­ing all the way from the other side of the At­lantic.

“The heavy rain will fall in a part of the world that can usu­ally cope with down­pours but th­ese will have an im­pact, which is why we have is­sued the warn­ings.”

The first yel­low “be aware” warn­ing kicks in this morn­ing at 10am be­tween south­ern Ar­gyll and Skye and Lochaber.

Driv­ers will be con­fronted by heavy spray and flood­ing on the roads. Bus and train ser­vices are likely to be af­fected.

A sec­ond yel­low “be aware” warn­ing last­ing all of Mon­day af­fect­ing Cen­tral, Tay­side, Fife, South West Scot­land, Loth­ian and Bor­ders and Strath­clyde.

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