Scotland

Heavy downpours cause flooding in Scotland

Flooded gardens in Camelon, near Falkirk
Image caption Heavy rain hit a number of areas, including Camelon, near Falkirk

Heavy downpours have caused flooding in parts of Scotland after the country experienced the hottest July in seven years.

Earlier, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency issued eight flood alerts covering much of Scotland.

However, only one alert - for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City - remains in place.

Weather forecasters said a band of heavy rain would remain in Scotland and continue overnight.

The wet spell comes after July had the longest spell of hot weather across the whole of the UK since July 2006.

Forecasters say there are likely to be more showers at the start of next week.

Temperatures are expected to be close to the average for the time of year, ranging between 18C in northern parts of the UK and 23C in the south.

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