Amber warning for rain

The Met Office has issued an Amber warning for rain across the North East of Scotland until 0600 on Thursday.

The Met Office has issued the following Amber weather warning for the North East of Scotland including Highlands, Moray & Aberdeenshire.

Prolonged heavy rain is likely to cause travel disruption and some flooding.

What to expect

  • Homes and businesses are likely to be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing danger to life
  • Delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely
  • Spray and flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • A chance some communities will be cut off by flooded roads

Areas of heavy rain along with some thunderstorms will continue to move north and west across the warning area during this morning, with further periods of heavy rain to come this afternoon and evening. Hourly rainfall accumulations of 30-40 mm are possible in places this morning, and locally totals of 70 to 90 mm in a few places by the end of the day. Surface water and disruption to transport is likely. The rain eases and moves south through Thursday.

Sandbags are available from the Aberdeenshire Council Depot on Markethill.

Information from Floodline Scotland https://www.floodlinescotland.org.uk/your-home/

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