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Amber Weather Warning Raised in Highland Perthshire

An Amber warning for ‘heavy rainfall’ is being issued in Highland Perthshire by the Met Office as the heavy downpour passes through Scotland.

These storms come after flooding breaks throughout Highland Perthshire after the snow and ice from some last week continues to melt.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “The warning is assessed as a medium likelihood of medium impacts and is valid between 1200 on Tuesday and 1200 on Wednesday.

“The warning text mention the potential for a further widespread 40-60mm of rain to accumulate across areas that have already seen substantial rainfall over Friday and Saturday, with a few places possibly seeing 80-120mm. It highlights the potential for the following impacts.”

The Met Office highlighted that the amber flood warning issued means that there is a possibility of the following: homes and businesses are likely to be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life, a good chance that some communities will be cut off by flooded roads, delays and cancellations to train and bus services are likely and spray and flooding leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

As well as heavy rainfall and dangerous flooding, the Met Office is also issuing a warning of high winds.

Their spokesperson added: “In addition to the rain, strong southerly winds will move into western coastal areas tonight and spread eastwards across the country during Tuesday morning. These will give strong cross-winds on exposed routes during Tuesday. Gusts of up to 60-70mph are possible across western coasts, with gusts up to 60mph affecting central and eastern areas.

“A Yellow Warning for Wind has been issued for all of Scotland (except the Shetland Islands) to highlight the potential for travel disruption, some power interruptions and large waves and spray affecting coastal routes and sea fronts. This is assessed a medium likelihood of low impacts, and is valid from 0200 until 1800 on Tuesday.”

More information about local flood warnings can be found on: https://www.sepa.org.uk/

And more information about the weather warnings can be found on: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/map#?map=CloudAndRain&fcTime=1614103200&zoom=7&lon=-3.41&lat=56.06

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