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A fresh yellow warning for heavy rain has been issued by the Met Office, covering the Dornoch Firth, Bonar Bridge, Ardgay, Dornoch, Embo and Loch Fleet; wider alert also covers Easter Ross, Inverness, and parts of the Great Glen, Nairn-shire, Cairngorms and Moray


By Philip Murray

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The area covered by the new yellow warning. Picture: Met Office.
The area covered by the new yellow warning. Picture: Met Office.

ANOTHER yellow weather warning has been issued for parts of the Highlands – amid forecasts for yet more heavy rain.

The Met Office has warned of localised flooding in parts of Inverness-shire, Ross-shire and Sutherland, as well as Nairn-shire and the Cairngorms.

The alert comes into force at 4pm today and will remain in place until 8am on Thursday.

A Met Office spokesman said: "Further rain is expected through Wednesday afternoon and overnight into Thursday with some heavy bursts at times.

"10-20 mm is likely widely but 30-40 mm can be expected in a few locations. Some of this will fall in a short period, causing localised flooding. The rain will slowly ease on Thursday morning."

"Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible."

They added that bus and train services will "probably" be affected, with journeys expected to take longer.

Surface spray and flooding may also affect roads.

The warning comes after continuing poor weather impacted ferry and rail services in the Highlands on Wednesday morning.

CalMac cancelled all ferry sailings between Ullapool and Stornoway on Wednesday, as well as some night-time freight services into Thursday.

And ScotRail services on the Far North Line were hit by cancellations after flooding at Ardgay in Sutherland.

Related articles: Rail services cancelled after flooding on the Far North Line



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