Scotland

Flood alerts issued after rain forecast for Scotland

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Image caption River levels in some areas are already high after heavy rain at the weekend

Flood alerts have been issued for much of Scotland following forecasts of rain coming in from the south east.

River levels could rise across affected regions resulting in some localised surface water flooding, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency said.

Urban areas and roads may also be at risk from surface water flooding.

The Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, Ayrshire, Central, Tayside, Dundee and Angus, Edinburgh and Lothians are thought to be at risk.

Previous flood alerts for Findhorn, Nairn, Moray and Speyside, Easter Ross and the Great Glen, and Aberdeenshire have been lifted.

The river levels in many areas are already high after heavy rain at the weekend.

Sepa warned that drainage systems in urban areas, including the road network, may struggle to handle the volumes of water in the region.

The agency said it would continue to monitor the situation and provide updates when appropriate.

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