Met Office weather warnings: New alerts as up to FOUR inches of rain to batter Britain

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The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for rain on Friday and Saturday. The weather forecaster has advised many areas will experience travel disruption and flooding as a result of the torrential downpours. But where are these weather warnings?

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for rain from 3am on Friday to 12pm on Saturday.

The forecaster has advised bus and train services may be affected with journey times taking much longer.

In addition, there may be spray and flooding on the roads impacting journey times.

Flooding of a few homes and businesses is also possible.

The warning reads: “Heavy rain will fall throughout Friday and into Saturday morning across parts of eastern Scotland with accumulations around 1.6 to 2.4 inches (40mm to 60mm), but with the potential for four inches (100mm) over high ground.”

The warning is in effect in the following areas:

  • Angus
  • Dundee
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire. 

The weather warning was issued as the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued one flood alert and two flood warnings.

The flood alert is currently in effect at Findhorn Nairn Moray and Speyside.

The two flood warnings are in place in:

  • Spey Viaduct to Spey Bay
  • Boat O’Brig to Spey Viaduct.

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The UK weather forecast for the weekend advises of heavy bands of rain spreading eastwards.

The BBC weather forecast reads: “Heavy rain bands will spread eastwards on Friday with low pressure moving in for the weekend and keeping things unsettled.

“Saturday afternoon sees the best chances for prolonged dryness for most of the country.

“Rain and winds returning on Sunday along with milder air from the southwest bringing some above-average temperatures.”

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