A torrential downpour hit Perth on Monday, causing temporary flash flooding on the city’s streets.
The flooding was short-lived, however, with the surface water disappearing as quickly as it arrived and Scottish Fire and Rescue said they had no call-outs from householders or businesses.
One of the worst-hit areas was Main Street in Bridgend which for a fewminutes resembled a river.
The drainage system, althoughtemporarily overwhelmed, quicklydispersed the surface water.
“It was an incredible downpour around 3pm which lasted for about 10 minutes,” said Eric Ritchie from Perth, who was caught up at Bridgend.
“The sky went dark then it started chucking it down.It was quite dramatic but I don’t think it caused any real problems apart from slowing the traffic down.”
One Bridgend business owner said the only difficulty they encountered was with the guttering failing to cope with the heavy rain.
“Some water came in to the premises, but only a small amount,” she said.“It disappeared very quickly from the road, the council must be looking after the drains.”
Nearby Tay Street on the other side of the river from Bridgend was similarly affected, with thunder reported as pedestrians scurried for cover.
The downpour was fairly localised with Perth being worst hit.