HEAVY rain is expected to hit large parts of Scotland this week with yellow weather warnings issued just days after Storm Kathleen.

The Met Office has issued two yellow warnings covering parts of mainland Scotland for Tuesday and Wednesday after much of the country was battered by the weather at the weekend.

Meteorologists also predicted homes and businesses could be flooded, particularly in southern Scotland and the south of the central lowlands, along with possible road closures on Tuesday.

When are the warnings in place?

A yellow warning covering south and eastern regions, including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, is in place from 1am to 6pm on Tuesday, April 9.

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Meanwhile, a separate yellow warning was issued for rain on Wednesday covering the west, including Glasgow, Oban, Argyll and Bute, Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway, which were predicted to be hit by heavy rain with the risk of flooding between 9am and 6pm.

The National:

Forecasters warned people to anticipate bus and train journeys would take longer on both days, while drivers were told to be aware of spray and flooding on the roads.

Flood warnings

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has also issued a number of flood alerts and flood warnings.

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

  • Stonehaven
  • Culross, Longannet & Kincardine
  • Sanday
  • Ardmore to Loch Carnan
  • Locheport
  • Lochmaddy
  • Stornoway  

Meanwhile, flood alerts are also in place in these areas:

  • Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City
  • Fife
  • Orkney
  • Western Isles
  • Ayrshire and Arran
  • Central
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Dundee and Angus
  • Edinburgh and Lothians
  • Findhorn Nairn Moray and Speyside
  • Scottish Borders
  • Shetland
  • Tayside
  • West Central Scotland

The Met Office warning for Tuesday said: “Fast-flowing or deep floodwater is possible, with one or two communities temporarily cut off by flooded roads.”

Cloud and rain will stall across parts of Scotland on Tuesday, it was predicted, but it will turn brighter elsewhere with scattered showers through the afternoon.

The National:

Unsettled conditions will continue into Wednesday as more cloud and rain arrives from the west and pushes eastwards throughout the day.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings, this more likely in southern Scotland and the south of the Central Lowlands.

“There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses. Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures, together with possible delays or cancellations to train and bus services – most likely in the south of the warning area.

“Fast-flowing or deep floodwater is possible, with one or two communities temporarily cut off by flooded roads.”

Oli Claydon, meteorologist from the Met Office, said: “With the rain warnings, it’s just a case of knowing your flood risk. The rain pushes further north quite quickly before the wind comes into play.”