Weather warning for rain across Tayside

The Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" warning for rain across Tayside

The Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" warning for rain across Tayside

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The Met Office has issued a yellow “be aware” warning for rain across Tayside for tonight and tomorrow afternoon.

It has declared a warning for rain across the region between 7pm tonight (Tuesday, December 29) and 3pm tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday, December 30).

The Met Office has also issued an amber “be prepared” warning for parts of Perth and Kinross.

Multiple weather warnings have been issued for the middle of the week after Storm Frank became the sixth named storm of the season.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Whilst rain is expected to be heaviest and most persistent over higher ground, combined with meltwater from snow and saturated ground conditions, increased water levels are expected to significantly affect lower regions and river courses.

“There is the potential for localised flooding of roadways, watercourses and agricultural land.

“With this in mind, please be aware that there may be travel disruption in places overnight and into tomorrow morning as the rain continues.

“Perth and Kinross is expected to be particularly affected and in addition, high winds are expected at times overnight.

“Police Scotland is co-ordinating a multi-agency response to prepare for the anticipated weather conditions, which involves the combined efforts of all relevant agencies, including Perth and Kinross Council, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and SEPA.

“With heavy rain expected to persist until tomorrow afternoon, please be aware of the latest local travel news and weather before travelling.

“Remember to allow time for your journey, consider road conditions, leave plenty of space to the vehicle in front of you and make sure you are visible to other drivers by using dipped headlights and that your window wipers are in working order.”

More information and advice for driving in wet weather can be found here.

Further weather and travel information and advice can be found at:

Met Office weather

Traffic Scotland
Transport Scotland

Ready Scotland
SEPA
Should you experience an electricity power cut, you can report this to the Scottish Hydro emergency line on 0800 300 999.

If you are affected by Storm Frank use the hashtag #StormFrank