Glasgow issued urgent weather update as Met Office warns of even more floods

By Sophie Buchan

Yesterday (October 5) the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning with Glasgow expecting heavy rain tomorrow and Friday.

However in their latest update this morning, that warning has been extended. Now, the city's flood warning has been extended meaning that rather than ending on Friday at around 3pm, it will now extend into the weekend.

The flood warning, which spreads north as far as Fort William extending north-west over to Greenock, will stop on Saturday (October 9) until 12 around lunchtime. The start will remain the same with the warning coming into force at midnight tomorrow.

Weather forecasters have said the reason for the update was to lower the impact assessment. As well as this, they also extending the area northwards to include Skye and Lochaber and remove Perthshire as well as to include Saturday.

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The Met Office have warned the public that as a result of heavy rain, there may be disruption to transport such as delays on the road or cancelled trains or buses.

In their update, they state that the heavy rain will likely result in "bus and train services affected with journey times taking longer" and motorists may see "spray and flooding on roads" which will "make journey times longer."

According to the Met Office, a yellow weather warning means that "severe weather is possible over the next few days and could affect you. Yellow means that you should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays, or the disruption of your day to day activities. The Met Office is monitoring the developing weather situation and Yellow means keep an eye on the latest forecast and be aware that the weather may change or worsen, leading to disruption of your plans in the next few days."

Glasgow's flood warning has been extended into the weekend. (Getty)


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