Weather warning for heavy rain across Falkirk district

Storm Francis looks set to bring heavy rain in the coming days

Monday, 24th August 2020, 4:06 pm
A yellow Met Office weather warning for rain is in place across Falkirk district throughout Tuesday and into Wednesday morning

Residents across Falkirk district are being warned of heavy rain as Storm Francis is forecast to batter the UK throughout Tuesday.

A Met Office yellow weather warning for rain is in place over the region from midnight on Tuesday until 6am on Wednesday.

Heavy rain is expected which could result in some flooding and disruption to travel.

Forecasters say spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures, there may be delays or cancellations to train and bus services and homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

The impact of Storm Francis will be felt across the UK, although Scotland looks set to avoid the strong winds on this occasion.

A yellow wind warning is in force for the whole of Wales and most of England, however north of the border the weather warnings are for heavy rain.

The rain is expected to be heaviest in Northern Ireland and south west Scotland where 60-90 mm in total could fall as the storm moves from west to east.

Chief Meteorologist Andy Page, said “The UK is in for another unseasonably wet and windy spell with Storm Francis arriving on Tuesday. There will be strong winds and heavy rain, especially in the west of the UK. A number of severe weather warnings have been issued and these warnings can be updated regularly so please keep up to date with the latest Met Office forecast.”

Storm Francis will clear to the east of the UK by Wednesday lunchtime, leaving a brighter and more settled outlook for the remainder of the day.

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