Scotland weather: Highlands to have heavy rain in the midst of yellow alert

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This week, regions in Scotland have been warned of heavy rain and flooding.

In parts of the Highlands, Tayside and Strathclyde, high flooding and strong winds will cause damage, with the Met Office issuing a yellow rainfall alert from midnight on Tuesday until 3pm on Wednesday.

Meteorologists forecast that by Wednesday afternoon, up to 150mm of rain could fall in the Highlands.

They add that public transport might be disrupted and there is a slight risk that flooded roads could cut off certain neighbourhoods and that homes and businesses might be flooded.

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For 27 areas in Scotland, including places in the Western Isles, Orkney, Moray, Dumfries and Galloway, Ayrshire and Aberdeenshire, flood warnings were given.

“Rain will continue throughout the day and be heavy at times, with the heaviest rainfall occurring at higher elevations,” a Met Office statement reads.

“The timing of the weakening of the rain is somewhat unpredictable, which will have an effect on the overall rainfall.

“By Wednesday afternoon, widespread 50-75 mm of rain will fall, with up to 150 mm possible in some areas above high elevations.”

Here are the areas impacted by the warning from the Met Office:

Central, Fife & Tayside

Kinross and Perth

From Stirling

Eilean Siar & Highlands

Highland Mountains

Strathclydes

Bute and Argyll

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