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Met Office puts two UK regions on alert with new weather warning for floods and heavy rain

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The Met Office has placed two parts of Scotland under a yellow weather warning for rain which comes into force in just under an hour. Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire in the Grampian region is set to be affected by heavy downpours along with the Orkney Islands. The showers will persist for the rest of the afternoon, for 11 hours straight, with this warning expiring at 11pm. A statement from the forecaster said: “Rain occasionally turning heavy through the afternoon and much of the evening, bringing potentially 20-25 mm of rain, which given saturated conditions may bring some localised flooding, especially of low-lying roads.”

In terms of what to expect, experts say spray and flooding on the roads will make for difficult driving conditions, with public transport likely to suffer from delays. 

This warning comes days after much of eastern Scotland was placed under an amber weather warning for rain at the end of last week. Flooding was so severe it led to school closures and roads becoming lakes.

Some cars even became stranded in the flood water which was as high as passenger doors in some instances. And this latest alert shows there is no sign of relent for eastern Scotland when it comes to wet weather as yet. 



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