Urban areas at most risk as Sepa issues flood alert for Dundee and Angus amid Met Office warning for thunder

A flood alert has been issued for Dundee and Angus amid Met Office warnings of thunder and heavy rain.

The Met Office has already issued yellow warnings for thunderstorms in Courier Country on Wednesday and Thursday.

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The Met Office warning for Wednesday.

Sepa says that there will also be heavy rainfall that could cause flooding in Dundee and Angus.

A statement said: “On Wednesday afternoon and evening heavy showers are forecast that could be slow-moving and thundery.

“These could cause flooding impacts in some parts of this flood alert area, although many places will miss the heaviest showers.

“At most likely risk are urban areas and the transport network, which could see disruption due to surface water flooding.

“This could include flooding of low-lying land and roads with difficult driving conditions.

“There could also be flooding from small and urban river if isolated rainfall is intense and prolonged.

“Heavy and thundery showers are also expected to affect the area on Thursday afternoon and evening.

“These will again be isolated in nature, but have the potential to cause more significant disruption where they fall on urban areas.”

The Met Office says flooding, lightning strikes and travel disruption could hit the area on Wednesday.

The weather warning states: “Heavy, and possibly thundery, showers may cause some travel disruption and flooding in places during Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Met Office issues warning for thunderstorms and floods in Dundee, Perthshire, Angus and Fife

“Some flooding of a few homes and businesses likely, leading to some damage to buildings or structures.

“Probably some damage to a few buildings and structures from lightning strikes. There is a good chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and, leading to longer journey times by car and bus.

“Delays to train services are possible. Some short term loss of power and other services is likely.”

Met Office issues warning for thunderstorms and floods in Dundee, Perthshire, Angus and Fife

The latest weather warning is in addition to a separate thunderstorm one in effect from noon until 9pm on Thursday.

The forecaster say this day’s weather could bring power cuts and floodwater which could cause a “danger to life”.

The warning comes after Courier Country was battered by thunderstorms at the end of June.

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