Forecasters have warned of heavy rain and flooding across the north today and motorists brace for travel disruption.
Earlier this morning, the Met Office upgraded their weather warning to ‘yellow’, meaning localised flooding is “likely” in the region.
The group’s Chief Forecaster said: “A large area of rain lingering over Scotland until Wednesday will be heavy at times, especially over north-facing high ground where heavy rain is likely to be more persistent.
“This has the potential to widely generate 25 to 50 mm rain in 24 hours over northern and north-eastern Scotland, and 50 to 75 mm rain over some areas of high ground here where locally close to 100 mm may fall.
“Localised flooding is likely along with disruption to some transport routes and difficult driving conditions.”
An alert issued by the Scottish Environment and Protection Agency added: “Heavy and persistent rainfall has been forecast for the north east of Scotland, which will lead to a risk of flooding from rivers as of early Wednesday morning.
“Possible flooding impacts may include flooding of low-lying land and roads. Wet road surfaces and ponding of water may lead to difficult driving conditions, travel disruption and longer journey times.”