Heavy rain sweeps over much of Scotland

Rainfall radar Radar images from early Saturday afternoon showed heavy rain falling in many parts of the country

A heavy band of rain has swept across Scotland. It led to yellow warnings being issued by the Met Office.

The rain began to clear the central belt by mid-afternoon on Saturday but persisted through Tayside.

Heavy persistent rain also fell over Orkney, Caithness, Moray and Aberdeenshire.

The yellow "be aware" warnings were issued for these areas and for Tayside. The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) issued six flood alerts.

They apply to Tayside, the north east, parts of the Highlands and Orkney. They remain valid until late morning on Sunday.

The rain is expected to clear the north of the country during Sunday afternoon. In south and central Scotland, bright or sunny periods have been forecast.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Tayside & Central



3 °C 1 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • The AmericansThe good guys?

    A US TV show examining the Cold War is offering a radical revision of history, writes Eric Kohn


  • A person wears a mask at the Vevcani Carnival in MacedoniaThe Travel Show Watch

    The masked Balkan carnival attracting thousands to the streets of Vevcani

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.