FORECASTERS have warned that heavy rain in the Grampian region has the potential to damage buildings, disrupt travel and pose a danger to life. 

This comes as areas of Scotland hit hardest by long dry spells have been told to expect torrential rain and flooding. 

On Monday, customers shopping in a Tesco in Inverness had to be evacuated after water started pouring in through the ceiling. 

Environment watchdog Sepa introduced a ban on farmers drawing water from the River Eden in Fife on Friday, an area which had reached “significant scarcity” for water. 

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It also expects to impose more restrictions this week on farmers around the River Tweed in the Borders, an area which has also been short of water.   

However, the Met Office has now said that these areas should expect a lot of rain on Tuesday. 

Yellow amber warning for parts of Scotland

The yellow amber warning means "there is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings," the Met Office has said.

Fife, Angus and Perthshire are also included in the yellow Met Office alert for torrential rain, which extends to 10am on Tuesday. 

The warning for Fife states: “Impacts may include flooding to low-lying land and roads, with difficult driving conditions. 

“Urban areas and the transport network are particularly at risk, and ground conditions are very dry which may increase surface water runoff.

“Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take action which help protect yourself and your property.”

People in the Borders, who are braced for water restrictions, have been told that rain could flood roads and cause power cuts. 

15 flood alerts issued across Scotland

In total, 15 flood alerts have been issued in areas including Aberdeen, Arran, Fife, Moray and the Scottish Borders. 

Tuesday marks the third day of a severe Met Office weather warning. Lighting strikes have accompanied rainfall from the Highlands to Dumfries and Galloway.

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More than 8000 lightning strikes have hit Scotland over the past few days, predominantly in the Highlands. 

A power failure affecting signalling equipment between Perth and Dundee caused problems for trains on Monday. 

Repairs were carried out by Network Rail engineers but disruption continued through the day as trains were forced to run more slowly. 

ScotRail wrote on Twitter that heavy showers and thunderstorms will affect the running of services over the next few days.