Stormy start to the week is not expected to last

Police are warning motorists and pedestrians to take extra care this morning as high winds and heavy rainfall that has already caused chaos in the south reached Moray.

The Met Office say that conditions should improve later on Monday but the stormy weather will continue through the morning rush-hour.

“There is a possibility of flooding in low-lying land,” a Police Scotland spokesman said, adding: “Flooding is possible to roads and to rivers which could cause delays to early morning traffic.

“Police are asking that the public allow extra time for travel and if driving are aware of the possibility of flooding.”

Marc Becker, the hydrology duty manager at SEPA, said that the wet and windy weather has the potential for localised flooding “especially across the east and north of the country”.

A Met Office spokesman said that the heaviest of the rain is expected to have passed by Tuesday although it will remain windy.

The storm front has been produced by the remnants of Hurricane Bertha, which has swept up the country leaving behind extensive damage.

Floodwater forced many motorists to abandon their vehicles in Cardiff while fire crews were pumping water from swamped homes in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.

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