North Ayrshire to be battered with wind and rain, weather experts warn

North Ayrshire is to be battered with rain and wind this weekend.

Forecasters say that up to 80mm of rain could fall on Sunday and strong winds of up to 40-50 mph could hit the country.

The Met Office warning is in place from Sunday, October 1 at 12.05am to 6pm.

Weather boffins say that surface water could impact on road and rail journeys, making travel times longer with some homes and businesses also at risk from flooding in certain areas.

The forecast reads: “Spells of heavy and persistent rain are expected over some areas of western and northern Britain accompanied by strong winds at times. Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible.

“Spray and flooding on roads could make journey times longer and could affect some bus and train services.

“In addition, strong winds may be an additional hazard at times, perhaps with falling trees causing some interruptions to power supplies. This warning has been updated and is now a dual warning for rain and wind.

“The area has now changed to remove southwest England from the warning but to extend it across more of Scotland. The impact assessment has been reduced to low.”

The Met Office chief forecaster added: “Spells of heavy rain are likely to reach western Britain later on Saturday and may become persistent over high ground by the early hours of Sunday, clearing southeastwards later on Sunday.

“Some 15-25 mm of rain is likely in places, particularly high ground where locally 50 mm is likely, perhaps with as much as 80 mm falling over mountains of Scotland and Cumbria.

“Strong winds are likely at times, with gusts of 40-50 mph in places, particularly coasts and high ground where 60 mph gusts are possible.”

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