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Amber warning amid forecast of torrential rain and flooding

By Philip Murray

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The amber warning for flooding and heavy rain comes into force at 6pm tonight (Friday).
The amber warning for flooding and heavy rain comes into force at 6pm tonight (Friday).

AN amber weather warning for flooding has been issued for the Great Glen and Inverness amid forecasts of torrential rain,

The warning comes into force at 6pm tonight and will remain in force until 6am on Sunday.

"Whilst the wettest conditions will be over the west Highlands, the rain will feed rivers draining into and out of Loch Ness, bringing a risk of property and road flooding in the area," said a Met Office forecaster. "The public should be prepared for this risk, along with that of travel disruption, especially on Saturday and into Sunday morning."

Police have also urged residents to be prepared for localised flooding and urged motorists to beware surface water on the area's roads.

"There are warnings of localised flooding along with surface water on roads with a strong possibility of disruption to public transport," said a spokesman.

"Sepa will also continue to monitor the situation and would encourage the public to check the Sepa website for active flood warnings. Members of the public should call Sepa's Floodline on 0345 988 1188, for the most up to date information on their area."

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