HEAVY Rain and flooding are expected to batter parts of Scotland in the coming days, which may lead to travel disruption.

The Met Office has issued multiple yellow weather warnings in both the east and west coast of Scotland and have stated that the flooding of homes and businesses are ‘likely’.

The southeast coast of Scotland is set to be hit hard today with areas such as Dunbar, Eyemouth and Kelso being hit the worst, and now the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued flood alerts in Edinburgh and the Borders.  This has lead to Scottish Borders Police issuing a safety warning.

They said: "Heavy rain is expected to continue to affect eastern parts of Scottish Borders during Tuesday. This could cause localised flooding. Surface water could also affect low lying land and roads. There could be difficult driving conditions. Please drive safely."



The west coast is then set for the same treatment with the yellow warning continuing into Thursday and Friday. The extreme weather will  stretch from Campbelltown to Fort William, with Greenock, Oban and Inveraray also in the warning zone.

The Met Office statement said: “Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

“Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services

There is a small chance that homes, and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.”

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The extreme weather in Scotland is a result of winds bringing it up from England where 54 flood alerts have been issued. There have been incidents of flash flooding south of the border and reports of up to 50 mm of rainfall in short spaces of time.