SCOTS are set to be battered by “relentless” rain as they brace themselves for another wet weekend.
A number of flood alerts and weather warnings have been put in place across the country for the next two days.
Heavy rain is expected to travel across Scotland over today and tomorrow – and is likely to result in localised flooding, particularly in western areas.
Motorists have been warned of “transport disruption” as other Scots were told to prepare to “take action to protect property”.
The Met Office have issued a weather warning for Central, Tayside & Fife, Highlands & Eilean Siar and Strathclyde from this evening to Sunday night.
It comes as the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) confirmed that it had issued ten regional flood alerts for Scotland.
Mark Franklin, SEPA’s Duty Flood Manager, said: “With yet another wet weekend forecast for much of Scotland, SEPA has issued ten regional flood alerts.
“Persistent, and occasionally 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 Argyll, Easter Ross and Lochaber could experience flooding affecting communities and disruption to infrastructure due to the heaviest rain – and 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 property. Advice on what you can do to prepare can be found at floodlinescotland.org.uk.
“North Ayrshire, the Central Highlands and the Ochils may also see impacts from rainfall, with localised flooding of known trouble spots likely.
“The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Central, Tayside & Fife, Highlands & Eilean Siar and Strathclyde from 18:00 on Saturday 12 until 11.59pm on Sunday 13 September.
“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.”
Met Office predictions expect the heavy rain to hit the western coast from about 6pm tonight and to last until around 11pm tomorrow.
Judith Ralston added: “This rain about to head into the west will be relentless over the next 24 hours, for Western Scotland.”
It comes as Scots are set for a 31C heatwave as a tropical plume of air sparks “one last blast of summer” next week.
The Met Office is predicting one last scorcher before the Autumn – with warm and fine weather expected to last well into the month.
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