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Met office warns of thundery showers that may affect parts of Caithness


By David G Scott

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for tomorrow and say thundery showers may lead to flooding and transport disruption in parts of Caithness.

Today's bulletin says that "flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds".

The yellow warning comes into force on Tuesday. Picture: Met Office.
The yellow warning comes into force on Tuesday. Picture: Met Office.

It continues: "Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services. Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

"Some communities might become cut off if roads flood. Power cuts might occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost."

The Met office has issued a weather warning and say that heavy rain may bring disruption to the far north. Picture: DGS
The Met office has issued a weather warning and say that heavy rain may bring disruption to the far north. Picture: DGS

The yellow warning stretches across the Highland region and into the southern part of Caithness for tomorrow.

"Outbreaks of rain will spread across Scotland from the southwest during the early hours of Wednesday morning. This will become slow moving across the warning area through Wednesday, with heavy and persistent periods of rain leading to accumulations of 100-120 mm in some locations. The rain will ease on Wednesday night before clearing southward on Thursday morning."


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