Wind, rain and snow expected to hit Scotland later this week

Drivers are warned to take extra care this week as more rain is expected.
Drivers are warned to take extra care this week as more rain is expected.

There could be more misery in store for people living in areas affected by the recent heavy rainfall, as the unsettled weather looks set to continue.

SEPA are concerned that additional rainfall on already saturated ground could lead to more flooding and the public are advised to keep up to date with the latest flood warnings from the Met Office.

Sunday’s heavy rainfall heralded the start of an unsettled week as a series of low pressure systems are expected to move across the country. There will be further disruption to travel as yet another system brings more rain during the day

Neil Davies, Environment Agency flood risk duty manager, warned of the risk of flooding to already saturated ground: “Further heavy, persistent rain is expected and river levels remain extremely high and are continuing to rise in places.”

National Severe Weather Warnings have been issued for wind and rain this week, with gusts of up to 75mph expected to batter northern Scotland, up to 60mm of rain is expected over parts Scotland.

Temperatures are set to plummet toward the end of this week as the winds turn northerly, bringing a mixture of sunshine and blustery showers. The showers could fall as snow over higher parts of Scotland and some roads, particularly the A82 in Glencoe and the A9 may see some accumulations of lying snow.