Heavy rain and flood warning for Falkirk district

Falkirk district is forecast to be hit by heavy rain on Tuesday afternoon into the evening, with a yellow warning put in place by the Met Office.

Tuesday, 18th August 2020, 11:28 am
A yellow Met Office weather warning is in place

The weather warning covers the central region from 1pm to 9pm, with heavy rain showers predicted that may bring some disruption, and SEPA has issued a flood alert for the district.

The Met Office is warning there is a small chance homes and businesses could be flooded, spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

The forecaster said: “Heavy showers are expected to develop on Tuesday afternoon.

"Whilst most places will miss the worst, some showers could be slow moving and there is a chance of that 20-25 mm of rain might fall in an hour with perhaps 50 mm in three hours.

"The showers will ease during Tuesday evening.”

The yellow weather warning comes as some communities across the district are still clearing up after severe flooding early last Wednesday morning left many properties and cars under water. It also caused the Union Canal to breach having a major impact on train services on the main Edinburgh to Glasgow railway line.

With the latest weather warning, members of the public are advised to remain vigilant and advice and information is available through Floodline by calling 0345 988 1188.

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