Warnings of floods amid three days of rain
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.