• STV
  • MySTV

Scotland braced for flooding as country has wettest August

A yellow weather warning has been issued for areas including Glasgow, Ayrshire and Dumfries.

Scotland is bracing itself for more flooding with parts of the country having their wettest ever August.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for areas including Glasgow, Ayrshire and Dumfries from noon on Friday until 3pm on Saturday.

More than 50mm is expected to fall in the west, causing more flooding.

STV Weather presenter Sean Batty said: "With two more days of the month left we have a lot more rain to come, with in excess of 50mm possible in some spots in the west.

"At the moment it looks like the worst of the rain on Friday and Saturday will fall across Argyll, Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway with a possibility of some flood issues.

"Heavy rain will affect the Northern Isles and the north and west of the mainland through much of Friday, easing for a time on Friday evening, before more heavy rain moves north again during the early hours of Saturday.

"The rain on Saturday will be heaviest in the north and west through the first half of the day with a slowly improving picture in the afternoon."

Parts of Scotland including Prestwick and Auchincruive have had their wettest ever August.

Sean added: "After reviewing the rainfall figures to date, I can reveal that parts of Ayrshire have had their wettest August on record.

'After reviewing the rainfall figures to date, I can reveal that parts of Ayrshire have had their wettest August on record.'
Sean Batty

"Prestwick and Auchincruive have both had about 175mm of rain, which is double what we'd normally expect for the whole month. This is particularly significant for Auchincruive as the records go back 84 years here.

"Dumfries and Galloway has also experienced particularly wet conditions during the month, especially from the thunderstorms a few weeks ago.

"In the north of the country, it's the Hebrides where we've had the wettest conditions with the Isle of Harris having 210mm so far, not far off double the average.

"Harris is also likely to have its wettest August as it's just 20mm short of that record with more rain on the way."

It comes after people had to be rescued, homes were evacuated, trains were cancelled and roads were blocked due to the severe weather earlier this month.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. This must be at least 6 characters long. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This must be at least 6 characters long.
ShowHide
This field is required. This must be at least 6 characters long.
You must be over 16 to join STV.
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
We need this to check that you live in an STV region.
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid postcode
Would you like us to email you about our great shows and services from time to time?
We'll only send emails we think you'll like (see example) based on information you have supplied and shows you have watched on STV Player. For details on emails and advertising, see our STV & You page.
Would you like to receive emails from the Scottish Children's Lottery about draws, instant games and competitions?
We support the Scottish Children's Lottery (SCL), which is managed by our colleagues at STV ELM Ltd. You can find out more about the SCL on its website, including its Privacy Policy.

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, and understand our Privacy and Cookie Policies.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.