Rained off!

A children's playpark is flooded.
A children's playpark is flooded.

LAST year it was snow that ground the country to a halt — but even with milder temperatures commuters have faced problems this week.

Glasgow and East Renfrewshire were just two of many central and west areas affected by heavy downpours and flooding on Tuesday as the Met Office issued an amber weather warning for Strathclyde.

Flooding

Flooding

In Glasgow, an estimated 35mm of rain fell on Monday night, setting a foundation of saturated ground for further flooding the next day.

While Stirling to the east and Greenock to the west were said to be worst affected, motorists and pedestrians across the southside and East Renfrewshire were faced with gale-force winds and huge gathering puddles on many busy main roads.

Commuters travelling through the southside were held up as train services were affected throughout the day, with delays across the board and the subway closing both circles because of stations flooding.

In Thornliebank, the King George V play park and playing fields were almost entirely submerged under water, with trees, swing sets and park benches half-covered in water.

Flooding

Flooding

Residents near the White Cart river — often falling victim to flash flooding with as little as 12 hours of rain — watched the waters rise cautiously, but it seems the new £53 million flood prevention scheme opened earlier this month withstood the latest deluge in most areas.

The river has five miles of flood defences running through Linn Park, Pollokshaws and Pollok Park, including three flood storage areas holding 572 million gallons..

One area was however overcome by the rainfall, and Strathclyde Police were forced to evacuate the animals from their dog branch within Pollok country park.

Although this November was the warmest Scotland has ever had on record, forecasters warn that the bad weather is set to continue.

Flooding

Flooding

Were you caught out in the rain? Send your stories and pictures to us at gillian.loney@jpress.co.uk.

Flooding

Flooding