Scotland weather: Heavy rain and flood warnings in place
Scotland is set to be hit with heavy rainfall this week, with a wet weather warning issued for large parts of the country. © Provided by The Scotsman The wild weather comes after Storm Atiyah hit the UK at the weekend, seeing some parts of Scotland drenched by more rainfall in 24 hours than during the whole month of November. © Provided by The Scotsman Yellow severe weather warnings for rain have been issued across most of western Scotland tomorrow, with up to 60mm of rain expected.Widespread flooding is likely, with several alerts and warnings in force.
A cold weather warning has been issued for Scotland withset to grip the country over night.
Icy and snowy conditions have been forecast for tonight with more rain expected along with snow in higher areas.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for ice across large areas of the central belt with potentially dangerous road conditions and travel chaos also expected.
The cold chill is expected to set in at 9pm tonight, with the warning in place until 11am on Sunday, December 15.
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Ice and wintry showers are expected in parts of Scotland. The Met Office said surfaces and roads could be slippery, and advised people to take care when walking or driving, as voters prepare to head to the polls on Thursday.One of the yellow warnings stretches from Perth, north through central Scotland, to Wick, and the other, further south, covers an area between Thornhill and Lanark.“We have showers passing through many parts of the UK today, and there’s a risk of that turning to ice and there could be some snow in parts of Scotland,” said Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon.
A Met Office spokesperson said: "There will be icy patches, with snow likely on mainly higher level routes, which could cause tricky travel.
"Some roads and railways are also likely to be affected with longer journey times expected.
"We urge people to be cautious as icy surfaces may make accidents and falls more likely.
"A spell of rain and hill snow is likely to affect many areas, with skies clearing at times to allow icy surfaces, although these won't affect all places.
"The snow is most likely above 200 metres elevation and probably focused in the north Pennines and into parts of Scotland; here it could affect a few lower lying areas."
Areas in Scotland that will feel the impact of the icy conditions are, , Perth, Dundee, Dumfries and Galloway and parts of Ayrshire.
Flood warnings are also in place for the west coast - particularly between Ayr and Troon.
Sunday should see drier weather return but with patchy showers also a strong possibility across the country.
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