Flood Warnings For Much Of Scotland

Scotland is braced for more stormy weather today.

Heavy rain and gusts of up to 60mph could sweep across the country today, bringing further disruption after days of wet weather. 

High tides and a storm surge have increased the risk of flooding in the Firth of Clyde, according to the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa). 

A tidal surge is expected around lunchtime, particularly around the Firth of Clyde, Solway Firth and Ayrshire, the Scottish Government said. Sepa has issued a flood alert for west central Scotland, warning that high water during early afternoon will be ``exceptionally high'' with large waves likely. It has also issued eight flood alerts and 17 flood warnings for other parts of Scotland. 

The Met Office has issued yellow ``be aware'' warnings of heavy rains and strong winds for the Highlands and Western Isles, Strathclyde, Central, Tayside, Fife, south-west Scotland and Lothian and Borders.