Scotland weather warning: Heavy rain and travel disruption expected for west coast this weekend

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain to the west coast of Scotland, as heavy downpours may cause disruption on Saturday (7 March)

The warning is in place from 6am until 11.59pm on Saturday, with the Met Office warning that “heavy rain and some snow melt may lead to some travel disruption through Saturday.”

Outbreaks of rain are forecast to become persistent and occasionally heavy through Saturday across much of western Scotland and parts of southern Scotland.

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This warning currently covers central Scotland, Tayside and Fife, the Highlands and Eilean Siar, south west Scotland, the Lothians, the Borders, and Strathclyde.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain to the west coast of Scotland, as heavy downpours may cause disruption on Saturday (7 March).

The Met Office said, “20-30mm will fall widely across the warning area in 15 to 18 hours with 50-70mm building up on some hills.

“This, in combination with a partial thaw of lying snow is likely to lead to some flooding in a few places.”

Rain will then clear southeastwards through Saturday evening, to be replaced by scattered showers.

“Strong to gale force southwesterly winds may also exacerbate tricky travel conditions,” adds the Met Office.

What to expect from the yellow weather warning

Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer

Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer

Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible

This weekend’s weather forecast

The Met Office UK outlook for Saturday (7 March) forecasts cloudy conditions “with outbreaks of rain, this heavy and persistent over western hills. Windy increasing with coastal gales in west.”

“Early rain clearing to sunshine and showers on Sunday, before further spells of wet and windy weather arrive for most through Monday. Windy with temperatures mainly near the seasonal average.”