HEAVY rain could cause flooding across Scotland this weekend and into the beginning of next week, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has warned.

It comes as a Met Office yellow warning comes into force later on Sunday for “heavy rainfall”.

The warning will be in place from 6pm on Sunday evening until 9pm on Monday February 5.

In a post on Twitter/X, SEPA said: “Heavy rain could cause river and surface water flooding today and into Monday and Tuesday in parts of Scotland, particularly around Speyside and Great Glen.

The National:

“Plan ahead and stay up to date with live flooding information.”

As it stands, 10 flood alerts are in place in the following areas:

  • Argyll and Bute
  • Ayrshire and Arran
  • Caithness and Sutherland
  • Central
  • Easter Ross and Great Glen
  • Findhorn Nairn Moray and Speyside
  • Skye and Lochaber
  • Tayside
  • West Central Scotland
  • Wester Ross

Meanwhile, the Met Office has also warned that there is a “small chance homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings”.

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It added that there is the possibility this could also disrupt transport services.

We previously told how Scotland is also expected to be hit by a cold snap next week with wintry conditions expected to continue.