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12 flood warnings in force across the Highlands amid heavy rain and weather alerts

By Philip Murray

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Householders and businesses are being warned to prepare for the risk of flooding.
Householders and businesses are being warned to prepare for the risk of flooding.

A dozen flood warnings were in place across the Highlands on Monday morning after heavy and persistent rain drenched the region overnight.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) has issued flood alerts for a number of Highland areas, including Caithness, Sutherland, Wester Ross, Easter Ross, the Great Glen, Findhorn, Nairn, Speyside, Skye and Lochaber.

It also has 13 higher flood warnings in place in Scotland – 12 of which are in the north.

At the time of writing these 12 were:

For further details about each warning, click on the relevant link in the bullet point list above.

An active yellow weather warning for rain remained in place at the time of writing, with the Met Office alert likely to remain in place until 9pm on Monday amid forecasts for up to 170mm to fall in some places.

This means further flood warnings and flood alerts may be issued. To stay up to date visit https://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates.

Meanwhile, Traffic Scotland has warned motorists to beware localised flooding on the region's roads. It comes after it reported flooding on the A9 in Inverness.

Related: 170mm of rain forecast sparks Met Office weather warning for Highlands

Related: A9 motorists warned over surface flooding in Inverness

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