A month's worth of rain to fall over parts of Scotland this weekend

The summer weather will give way to heavy rain this weekend with a month’s worth of rainfall expected in some parts.

Summer sunshine and warm temperatures will give way to a low pressure front which will bring heavy rain to Scotland this weekend with some parts to get a month's worth of rainfall in 48 hours. Jacob King/PA Wire

The Met Office said that an area of low pressure was moving into Scotland from the south today with the weather front then to “swirl about” over Scotland over Sunday and early Monday.

Thunderstorms and heavy downpours are expected across the Central Belt this afternoon with these bursts of rain to merge into longer wet spells by tomorrow.

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A spokesman for the Met Office said between 90 and 100mm of rain was due to fall on Sunday and Monday in Perth and Kinross, the Stirling area and the Highlands.

“That is around a month of rainfall in 36 to 48 hours,” the spokesman said.

With rain moving in, SEPA has issued Flood Alerts across all 19 of its monitoring areas this weekened with localised flooding and travel disruption to be expected.

Despite the unsettled conditions, temperatures were still holding up today in the north with 22 degrees Celsius recorded at Lentran near Inverness today (Saturday).

At Kinloss, 25.8 degrees Celsius was recorded this afternoon.

The majority of the country will experience temperatures around 15 to 16 degrees Celsius over the weekend, the spokesman added.

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