Weather alert as heavy rain set to batter parts of Scotland this weekend

Scotland is set be blasted by a deluge this weekend with flooding anticipated in certain parts of the country.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning over the weekend for the Highlands, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen, Tayside, Dundee, Perth & Kinross, Angus and Fife.

The alerts are in place from 4pm Saturday 23 November until 9am on Sunday 24 November.

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Forecasters have warned those in affected to areas to watch out for:

- Spray and flooding on roads

- Delayed or cancelled bus and train services affected by weather

- Flooding of homes and businesses

Forecasters have warned those in affected to areas to watch out for flooding. Picture: John Devlin/ TSPL

The Met Office said: "Persistent and occasionally heavy rain is expected to develop across northeastern Scotland from Saturday afternoon.

"Rainfall accumulations of generally 20-40 mm are likely through Aberdeenshire, Angus, parts of Tayside, Fife, Easter Ross and Caithness, with potentially 60-80 mm across some high ground in addition to a gradual thaw of snow.

"Rain clearing to the north Sunday morning."

Weather warning in place. Picture: Met Office