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UK NewsScotland yellow weather warnings: Torrential rain hits rush hour commute

12:00  09 august  2019
12:00  09 august  2019 Source:   scotsman.com

Weekend weather will ‘feel more like autumn than August’

Weekend weather will ‘feel more like autumn than August’ Heavy rain and winds of up to 60mph are set to batter the UK this weekend.

Commuters have been warned to expect surface water on all major Scottish roads as torrential rain affects rush hour this morning. A yellow weather warning for heavy rain is in place for all of Friday across Scotland . The A9 has been shut north of the Inveralmond roundabout near Perth following a

Scotland 's weather : Four yellow weather warnings issued for 75mph gales, snow and heavy rain . From 3am to 9pm on Saturday, Scotland is set to be battered by wind as a yellow weather warning has been issued for the whole country apart from the north

Commuters have been warned to expect surface water on all major Scottish roads as torrential rain affects rush hour this morning

Scotland yellow weather warnings: Torrential rain hits rush hour commute © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

A yellow weather warning start at midnight this morning and is in place until 6am on Sunday.

Motorists have been warned of surface water on the M8 and A720 near Straiton as congestion built from 7am today.

Surface water was also building on the approach to the Queensferry Crossing near Ferrytoll.

READ MORE: Scotland weather warnings: Heavy rain set to continue into weekend

There is also congestion heading into Glasgow amid difficult driving conditions on the M8, M80, M77 and M74.

Met Office says weather is going to be worse than thought

Met Office says weather is going to be worse than thought Torrential downpours and 55mph winds are set to blast the region

A yellow rain warning is in place for the entire day on Friday covering all of Scotland , except for the north-east. And on Saturday a yellow thunder Commuters have been warned to expect surface water on all major Scottish roads as torrential rain affects rush hour this morning © Provided by

Severe weather warnings remain in place overnight for some parts of north-eastern Scotland after a day of torrential rain and strong winds. The Met Office has warned people in Grampian and Central, Tayside and Fife to still take extra care. BBC meterologist Rob McElwee said much of the rain across

There have been reports of a lot of surface water on the west-bound entry slip to the A720 at Dreghorn.

Fourteen flood alerts are in place across Scotland, with warnings for regions including Aberdeenshire, Argyll and Bute, Central, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee and Angus, Edinburgh and Lothians, Fife, Scottish Borders, Tayside and West Central Scotland.

A band of heavy rain followed by heavy showers or thunderstorms, with the potential for disruption, has been forecast for today.

The Met Office has warned there is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings. There is also a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life

"Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services," the Met Office said.

Met Office hour by hour forecast as Wales faces three yellow weather warnings

Met Office hour by hour forecast as Wales faces three yellow weather warnings 'Challenging' conditions are on the way as Wales is hit with a triple weather warning

A yellow weather warning for wind is also in place for Saturday. © South Wales Echo There will be heavy rain and possibly thunderstorms this Commuters have been warned to expect surface water on all major Scottish roads as torrential rain affects rush hour this morning © Provided by Johnston

Severe weather warnings for torrential rain have been issued with downpours set to saturate large Driving conditions will also be made difficult during Monday morning rush - hour by excessive spray. A statement from the chief forecaster read: “Spells of heavy rain are likely to reach western Britain late

"Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures."

A traffic collision close to Strone Point near Inveraray has affected travel in both directions, with warnings of lane restrictions for up to 45 minutes.

Scotland yellow weather warnings: Torrential rain hits rush hour commute © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

The main rail route between Glasgow and Edinburgh has reopened after flooding at Winchburgh tunnel trapped passengers on trains for several hours.

Engineers, assisted by firefighters, were able to clear 2ft of water which had gathered in the West Lothian tunnel.

ScotRail said this morning that services between Dunblane - Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street were running as normal after major disruption on Thursday.

The heavy rain had caused problems around Edinburgh Airport on Wednesday afternoon, with flooding temporarily closing off access to the transport hub.

Up to 40mm of rain is forecast to fall across Saturday over all of Scotland away from the Highlands and Islands.

Richard Brown, flood duty manager for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency said: “Further unsettled weather is expected across Scotland on Friday and Saturday which may result in flooding.We would encourage the public to remain vigilant, especially in areas susceptible to flooding.”

Yellow weather warning issued by Met Office with rain set to drench parts of UK.
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