Met Office warnings: MONTH'S worth of rainfall in a DAY - new alert amid flooding fears

Across some regions, weather warnings for rain have been issued today (Saturday, March 7) and on Monday and Tuesday next week. On Saturday, yellow rain warnings have been issued for swathe of northern and western Scotland between 6am and 11.59pm. Another small region of southern Scotland is also under warning, affecting Moffat and Lockerbie.

The Met Office are warning up to 70mm (2.8 inches) of rainfall could be possible over some regions.

In March, the usual UK average rainfall is 64mm, or 2.5 inches.

The Met Office warning reads: "Outbreaks of rain will become persistent and occasionally heavy through Saturday across much of Western Scotland and parts of Southern Scotland.

"20-30mm will fall widely across the warning area in 15-18 hours with 50-70mm building up on some hills.

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