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Potential thunderstorms and flooding heading to the north of Scotland

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for further thunderstorms and a likely chance of flooding across the north of Scotland.

Outbreaks of slow-moving thundery showers are expected across the Highlands and Moray from around 3pm this afternoon and will last until the end of the day.

Rainfall will move into Aberdeenshire by tomorrow morning.

Thunderstorms are forecast in the Highlands this afternoon.

There is a likely chance of flooding and possible travel disruption.

A Met Office statement said: “There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds. There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.

Wet weather ahead for parts of the Highlands and Grampian tomorrow.

“Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

“Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.”

Flooding

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have issued five flooding alters across the country, all within the north.

SEPA have issued a flood alter across the north of Scotland.

A statement said: “Heavy and thundery showers will develop across the Northwest Highlands through Monday afternoon and evening, although not all places will see them.

“This may lead to localised flooding from surface water and small watercourses. Built up areas and the transport network are at greater risk where possible impacts could include: flooding of low-lying land, roads, properties and disruption to travel.

“Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property.”

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