Met Office weather warning: Risk of power cuts and FLOODING as Britons issued new alert

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The Met Office issued the yellow weather warning for rain covering Grampian and Northern Ireland for Sunday. There is a “small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings”.

The national forecaster said there could be disruption to travel schedules, and issued for motorists with road closures.

There is the possibility that power cuts could affect communities, while others may end up cut off by floodwater.

The warning comes into force on Sunday morning, expiring at 3pm the same day for Grampian, but 11am for Northern Ireland.

Affected areas include Central, Tayside and Fife, Aberdeenshire, and the Highlands, as well as County Antrim, County Down and Country Tyrone.

The Met Office warned: “Spells of heavy rain developing on Saturday night persist through Sunday morning before gradually clearing northwards later on Sunday.

“The heaviest rain is expected during the early hours of Sunday and Sunday morning, with the highest rainfall totals building up over east and southeastward facing coasts, hills and mountains.”

Rainfall is likely to reach up to 60mm across the east coast of Scotland.

This may reach 80mm in a select few places, the forecaster added, whereas a maximum of 50mm is predicted for Northern Ireland.

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It stretches up to include Glasgow, up to Tobermory.

Up to 50mm of rain could fall in certain parts under the weather warning on Saturday.

In some spots in western Scotland, this could even reach 100mm.

The weather warning initially only covered the west coast of Scotland up to Ayr, before being extended.

The warning begins at 00.00am on Saturday morning, ending at 11.59pm.

It is not renewed for Northern Ireland and west Scotland on Sunday.

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