Moray residents are being warned to expect heavy rain overnight tonight (Sunday) into Monday morning with the Met Office issuing an ‘Amber’ (be prepared) alert.
The Moray, Highlands and Grampian regions are all covered in the warning after the remains of Hurricane Bertha moved through the UK from the south.
Forecasters say that up to 100mm of rain can be expected in Moray and Speyside over the next 24 hours and that could cause localised flooding and create difficult driving conditions during Monday’s rush hour.
SEPA have already issued a flood warning for Moray & Nairn while the agency has also said that there is potential for flooding throughout the north east and north.
Traffic Scotland say that motorists are likely to face extremely difficult conditions with a spokesman saying: “We advise people to prepare for some travel disruption in the affected areas and allow extra time for their journeys.”
Winds are also expected to pick up overnight with gusts of up to 40mph expected in some parts of the north east.
Up to date information on roads affected will be posted on the Traffic Scotland website at http://www.trafficscotland.org or by calling 0800 0281414.