Flooding risk post-weather warning

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THE CARRICK public are being urged to be aware of flooding due to rain falling on already saturated ground.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for rain in Strathclyde yesterday, which came into effect from 3pm, forecasting persistant rain throughout the afternoon and overnight.

But while the downpours are expected to become lighter before clearing southwards this evening, weather experts are warning residents to remain vigilant for flooding - although no flood alerts have yet been issued by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA).

Strathclyde was one of four Scottish regions to receive a weather warning yesterday, including the neighbouring southwest Scotland, Lothian and Borders area.

Up to 50mm of rain was forecast in hillier parts of the southwest and up to 30mm expected in affected areas due to a slow moving front.

The weather tomorrow looks set to improve however, with dry but cloudy conditions forecast after a misty start in southern parts of Carrick, while Maybole looks to remain mostly dry but with some showers in the early afternoon.

The current weather warning will expire at 6pm this evening.

To keep up to date with flooding information visit www.floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates.