Amber and yellow weather warnings have been issued for Clackmannanshire as Storm Babet is set to hit most of Scotland this week. 

An amber warning for heavy rain will be in place from 6am tomorrow (Thursday, October 19) until 6pm on Friday, October 20. 

The Met Office has said that members of the public can expect dangerous driving conditions, road closures, bus and train delays and cancellations, extensive flooding to homes and businesses which could lead to damaged buildings and structures. 

They have also warned that communities in flooded areas could become cut off, and that power, gas, water and mobile phone services may be lost. 

A yellow warning for rain will remain in place until 6am on Saturday, October 21.

David Morgan, flood duty manager for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), said: “Storm Babet will bring heavy rain and high winds across Scotland from Wednesday evening, starting in the southwest before moving across to the northeast through Thursday and into the weekend.

“Impacts from surface water and rivers are likely, and with catchments saturated from recent heavy rain and flooding, we’re urging people to be prepared for potential flooding. There is also concern that surface-water flooding may be exacerbated by debris blocking drainage, culverts, etc. as a result of the high winds.

“Flood Alerts and Warnings will be issued as required, and we continue to work with the Met Office to monitor the situation 24/7. People can check our Flood Updates for all the latest information and the three-day Scottish Flood Forecast to see what conditions are expected further ahead.

“If you live or work in an area that could be affected, consider any steps you need to take now to be prepared and stay safe, and to take extra care if you need to travel.

“If you have not already signed up to Floodline, you can do so now to receive free updates for where you live, or travel through, directly to your phone. Follow SEPA’s social media, especially @SEPAflood on X for the latest information.”