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Yellow Met Office weather warning for persistent rain issued in the Highlands - area affected includes Inverness, the Beauly Firth, Black Isle, Cromarty Firth, Easter Ross, Dornoch Firth, eastern Sutherland and Caithness


By Philip Murray


The yellow weather warning comes into effect at 6am on Saturday. Picture: Met Office.
The yellow weather warning comes into effect at 6am on Saturday. Picture: Met Office.

A YELLOW weather warning for persistent rain has been issued for Inverness, the Black Isle, Easter Ross, eastern Sutherland and Caithness.

The Met Office warning, which extends from the Beauly Firth up the east coast to John O'Groats and Dunnet Head, will be in force from 6am on Saturday to midday on Sunday.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: "Persistent and heavy rain on Saturday [is] likely to bring some disruption from flooding.

"Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely.

"Bus and train services [will] probably [be] affected, with journey times taking longer.

"Spray and flooding on roads, probably making journey times longer."

For the latest weather warning updates, visit the Met Office's website.



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