Heavy rainfall across the North East as second yellow warning issued

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain in the north east.

Heavy and slow moving rainfall is expected to last from 10pm tonight until 4am tomorrow.

Public transport could be affected with journeys taking longer. Homes and businesses could also suffer from flooding in some cases. 

Motorists are being urged to delay their travel plans, if possible, until the weather warning passes.

Rainfall is still expected to continue for the rest of Wednesday and should die out first thing on Thursday. People can expect between 25 and 40mm of water to accumulate on the ground, with larger amounts expected on higher ground.

The Met Office are urging households that could be vulnerable to flooding to prepare an emergency flood kit.

It adds: "Driving or walking through floodwater is dangerous and should be avoided where possible.

"Anyone who finds themselves in fast flowing or deep floodwater should call 999 for assistance."

The weather caused disruption across the region, including in Peterhead with several roads shut.

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