Six flood warnings in Scotland issued after deluge as more showers in weekend forecast

Scotland’s weather this weekend has called for six flood warnings to be issued as parts of the country face a battering of heavy rain.

There are flood warnings for parts of Tayside, the central belt and southern Scotland today as issued by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency ( SEPA ).

Two flood warnings are in place alongside four more severe flood alerts.

The warnings come after a band of rain pushed through into Scotland on Friday evening with some gale force winds.

Traffic Scotland urged drivers to take care given the weather conditions on the roads in a number of areas, including: Fife, Perth, Falkirk, West Lothian, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire, North Lanarkshire, and Dumfries and Galloway.

Read on for the weather forecast this weekend.

Scotland flood warnings

Flood warning map of Scotland
Six flood warnings and alerts in Scotland have been issued

There are a total of six flood alerts and warnings in place today by SEPA.

flood alerts

  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • scottish borders

flood warnings

  • Central: Aberfoyle
  • Tayside: Innerpeffray to Bridge of Earn, Crieff to Innerpeffray, Carse of Lennoch to Lochlane

Scotland’s weather forecast this weekend

DALGETY BAY, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 4: Vehicles negotiate flooding on the Inverkeithing to Aberdour road as overnight snow gave way to heavy rain, on December 4, 2020, in Dalgety Bay, Scotland.  (Photo by Ken Jack/Getty Images)
Traffic Scotland warned drivers in numerous areas to take care

As for the weather forecast today, the heavy rain will subside into showers as Scots enjoy milder temperatures between 9 to 11C.

There will be some clear spells tonight for Scotland and northern Ireland, Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said.

This weekend the showers will not only die down, but the weather in northern Scotland is expected to be nicer than the rest of the UK on Sunday.

“Sunday, for the vast majority away from central and northern Scotland, it’s a wet and windy day,” he said.

“So all in all, a wet and windy Scotland with one exception – northern Scotland staying largely bright and dry here with just a few showers for the northern isles.”

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The Met Office’s five day forecast

Bright spells and scattered showers today. Milder. Breezy.


Rather cloudy start then bright spells with scattered showers. Some heavier showers coming along in the afternoon, especially over north Argyll. A milder day with fresh southwesterly winds. Maximum temperature 9C.


Scattered showers this evening becoming confined to Argyll overnight, mainly dying out later in the night. Otherwise many places becoming dry. Brisk southwesterly winds easing. Minimum temperature 5C.


A cloudy day with rain spreading from the south to most areas by early afternoon, although northern Argyll may remain dry. Rain dying out later. Maximum temperature 7C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Mainly dry with some sunshine on Monday. Early rain clearing to scattered showers on Tuesday. Unsettled and windy on Wednesday.

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