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Weather - Yellow warning for rain issued across Ayrshire


The Met Office has issued a YELLOW weather alert for RAIN for Ayrshire valid from 0900 hours until 1900 hours Wednesday 7th November 2018.

Heavy and persistent rain is expected to affect parts of the warning area from mid-morning until the evening, possibly with a few hours respite during the middle of the day.

Totals of 40 to 60 mm may affect some areas, including possible hourly totals of more than 10 mm. Combined with possible blocked drains due to autumn leaf fall, this brings a higher likelihood of impacts.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has also issued a FLOOD ALERT for Ayrshire and is valid until further notice.

Heavy rain is expected to develop late on Tuesday evening and persist through into Wednesday. Some localised surface water flooding issues are possible, particularly if the rain coincides with any built up areas or the road network.

Difficult driving conditions are likely during some of the heaviest outbreaks of rain and localised flooding from small watercourses could occur.

SEPA will continue to monitor the situation and further updates will appear here if the situation changes.

Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property.

Advice and information is also available through Floodline on 0345 9881188.

This FLOOD ALERT is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service.

If you haven't already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at

Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 24200

Search and Rescue - it’s what we do.

In a coastal, beach or cliff emergency dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.


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