Heavy, persistent rainfall is expected over western Scotland during Saturday and Sunday evening, the Met Office announced. The weather could lead to some disruption over the weekend. Where flooding does occur, there is a strong chance of delays or cancellations to public transport services, such as buses and trains,
Spray and flooding could also lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures, and there is a small chance some communities could be cut off.
Homes and businesses could also become flooded as the torrential downpours take over.
The Met Office said: “A band of heavy and persistent rain will arrive across western Scotland during Saturday evening, and continue through much of Sunday.
“Many places in the highlighted region will see 25mm to 50mm of rainfall, however, over the hills and mountains, peak totals of 120mm to 160mm are likely during this time.
“In association with the rainfall, there will be a period of strong southwesterly winds.
“But these are not expected to be overly impactful, they may make travelling conditions more challenging in places.”
The weather warning will remain in place until midnight on Sunday.
Drivers are being asked to take extra precaution and care through areas including Glasgow, Ayrshire, Argyll and the Western Isles.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has now raised the alarm over the potential flooding.
SEPA’s Duty Flood Manager Mark Franklin said: “Persisent, and occasional heavy rain will bring a gradual build up of surface water and rising river levels during Saturday evening and into Sunday across many parts of the North, West and Central Highlands.
“This is likely to result in localised flooding of land and roads, as well as some transport disruption.
“Parts of Easter Ross, the Great Glen and Lochaber could experience flooding affecting communities and disruption to infrastructure due to the heaviest rain.
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“People living, working and travelling in these areas are advised to ensure they have signed up to Floodline and are prepared to take action to protect the property.
“North Ayrshire, the Central Highlands and the Ochils may also see impacts from rainfall, with localised flooding of known trouble sports likely.
“SEPA is working 24/7 to monitor rainfall and river levels, and is in close contact with the Met Office and other partners to review the forecasts, which are combined with local expertise from all regions of Scotland to understand and present the flooding risk.
“Flood alerts and warnings are likely to be issued during Saturday and the most up-to-date information is always available on our website.”
The UK will see a north-south split in terms of weather over the coming days, with “tropical continental air” bringing sweeps of sunshine to the South.
Temperatures could reach into the 30Cs during the early part of next week, with some areas expected to see 31C on Tuesday.
Weather forecaster Bonnie Diamond said: “It definitely feels like one last blast of summer even though we are, meteorologically speaking, in Autumn.”
She added that the “tropical continental air pushing up from a southerly direction in combination with light winds” will see temperatures reach 29C on Monday, and remain in the range until Wednesday.
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