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Bank holiday travel chaos & ‘danger to life’ warning with rain and thunderstorms

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SCOTLAND is set to be plunged into travel chaos with torrential rain and thunderstorms expected that could cause “danger to life” flooding this bank holiday.

Downpours will batter the central belt and the east coast as the Met Office issues two yellow rain warnings for today and tomorrow.

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Glasgow will be battered with rain today and tomorrowCredit: Alamy
Met Office Weather warnings for further heavy rainfall in Scotland

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Met Office Weather warnings for further heavy rainfall in ScotlandCredit: Alamy
Met Office has issued two warnings over this Bank Holiday

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Met Office has issued two warnings over this Bank HolidayCredit: Met Office
Tomorrow there is a danger to life warning in the north due to flooding

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Tomorrow there is a danger to life warning in the north due to floodingCredit: Met Office

The heavy rain is expected to spark travel chaos across Glasgow and the West, Edinburgh and the Lothians, Stirling, Inverclyde and parts of Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway and the Borders.

The warning for heavy showers and possible thunderstorms runs from 1pm today until midnight and may lead to some flooding and transport disruption.

A second warning for the North and East, including Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh has also been forecasted.

Between 11am to 10pm on Monday, slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms may cause flooding and disruption in places.

Flooding of homes and businesses is possible, with a slight chance of power cuts.

There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

There is a chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life.

Spray and flooding on roads will probably make journey times longer.

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Bus and train services will probably be affected with journey times taking longer.

ScotRail said they are working with partners across Scotland‘s railway to discuss how the weather will impact services.

Staying safe during a flood

It’s never too late to take action and prepare for flooding. Follow these 6 simple steps to protect your home or business:

  1. Check the flood advice in your area to know when and where flooding will happen
  2. Charge mobile phone devices
  3. Park your car outside the flood zone
  4. Prepare a flood kit to help you cope in the event of flooding to your home and business
  5. Store valuables up high, including electrical devices, important documents and furniture
  6. Turn off gas water and electricity supplies

If you are trapped in a building by floodwater, follow these simple instructions to keep you and your family safe:

  • Go to the highest level in the building you are in
  • Do not go into attic spaces to avoid being trapped by rising water
  • Only go to a roof if necessary
  • Call 999 and wait for help

Last week Scots were battered by torrential rain after a “month’s worth of rain” is expected in less than 24-hours sparking a widespread washout.

The country is set to be battered by rain with thunderstorms

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The country is set to be battered by rain with thunderstormsCredit: John Kirkby
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