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Met Office extends yellow warning for heavy rain in Ross-shire; alert now in place until Wednesday

By Philip Murray

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The area covered by the yellow warning. Picture: Met Office.
The area covered by the yellow warning. Picture: Met Office.

A WEATHER warning for torrential rain in part of the Highlands has been extended further into this week.

A Met Office yellow alert for heavy and persistent rain took effect on Sunday evening across much of Ross-shire, parts of Inverness-shire, Lochaber and Skye.

It was originally expected to remain in force for 48-hours, until Tuesday at 6pm, but has now been extended until 9am on Wednesday following revisions to the forecast.

“Outbreaks of persistent and at times heavy rain will affect western Scotland from late Sunday afternoon until Wednesday morning,” said a Met Office spokesman.

“During this period 80-100 mm of rainfall is expected to fall quite widely, with the potential for 150-250mm over the highest ground.”

They warned that some homes and businesses may flood, and that transport links via road and rail may be affected.

The railways are already dealing with the impact, with several journeys on the Kyle Line cancelled on Monday, and warnings of delays of up to 40 minutes on other routes.

Dozens of flood alerts and flood warnings are also in place across parts of Scotland.

This includes flood warnings for Strath Oykel in Sutherland, parts of Speyside, and the likes of the Loch Lochy and Glen Nevis areas in Lochaber.

Flood alerts are also in place for Wester Ross, as well as the Easter Ross and Great Glen regions.

For the latest flood updates, visit Sepa’s live flooding information page.

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