A downpour could bring flooding to parts of Tayside and Fife as locals brace for a “turbulent” week of weather.
Heavy rain is due to batter much of the local area from Monday into Tuesday, with a Met Office yellow warning for rain in place across the kingdom and much of western Perthshire until 9am on Tuesday.
The forecaster says the wet conditions could bring travel disruption and put properties at risk of flooding.
Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) flood alerts have been in place in the Tayside and Fife areas since Sunday.
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Yellow warning for rain for parts of Scotland until 09:00 Tuesday
Yellow warning for rain for parts of Northern Ireland until 03:00 Tuesday
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The Met Office rain warning states: “Spells of rain, heavy at times, will persist through most of Monday before clearing on Tuesday morning. 20-40mm of rain will fall quite widely, while 50-75 mm is expected over the more mountainous areas.
“Over a few mountains, most likely in Argyll, as much as 75-100 mm of rain may fall.”
It adds that “fast-flowing or deep floodwater” could bring a “danger to life”, and warned of difficult driving conditions.
The Sepa flood alerts read: “A period of heavy and persistent rain from late Sunday and throughout Monday could cause flooding impacts from rivers and surface water.
“Particularly at risk are urban areas and the transport network.
“Impacts may include flooding to low-lying land and roads, with difficult driving conditions. Isolated properties may also be at risk.”
It comes after forecasters warned of a “turbulent” week of weather.
Luke Miall, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “Well there’s a turbulent week of weather ahead, it is starting to look wetter and windier.
“The wind will start to pick up in the early hours of Monday in most regions.
“Going into Tuesday the rain will start to push towards Wales the south-west of England, with most of the UK seeing rain at some point.
“The winds will be much stronger on Tuesday with heavier showers in Northern Ireland and Scotland.”
He said this was due to a spell of high pressure and air being dragged in from the Mediterranean.