Scotland weather warning from Met Office as heavy rain and travel chaos looms

HEAVY rain and risk of flooding is set to hit parts of Scotland in the coming days.

Following a report of expected heavy rainfall and travel disruption on Thursday and Friday, the Met Office has extended the risk to Saturday.

This means that the affected areas could be battered by rain for a period of 72-hours, and the risk of travel disruption is likely.

The innitialy affected area spread from Campbelltown to Fort William, but saturdays warning has also stretched the chance of heavyrainfall and flooding to the south of Skye and Lochaber.

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The Met Office warning said: ” Rain will spread from the west during Wednesday evening, becoming persistent and heavy at times through Thursday and much of Friday before easing by Saturday afternoon.

“Accumulations of 40-70mm will build up quite widely with 100-150mm locally over high ground in Argyll and West Highland.”

It is unknown the specific areas that will be hit the worst, but bus and train services are expected to take longer than usual. Spray and flooding on roads could also make journey times on roads take longer. 

Scotrail have issued advice to customers telling them to plan their journey in advance.

They said: “Heavy rain is expected over the next few days which could result in some flooding and possible disruption to travel. Take care when out and about. Please check your journey prior to travelling.”

 

The affected areas are: 

Highlands & Eilean Siar

Highland

Strathclyde

Argyll and Bute

East Ayrshire

East Dunbartonshire

East Renfrewshire

Inverclyde

North Ayrshire

Renfrewshire

West Dunbartonshire

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