Heavy downpours expected to impact transport network.Heavy rain is set to bring disruption to the transport network in the south of Scotland, following an upgraded amber warning from the Met Office.The amber warning for rain, which covers parts of Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders will come into force at 3am on Friday and remain in place until midday. A yellow warning for rain is in place for a wider area until 2pm on Friday and yellow warning for snow and ice covering parts of central Scotland and much of northern Scotland is in place until tomorrow evening.The rain will make driving difficult, with potential for reduced visibility and surface water, and the conditions will likely impact travel on both the trunk road and rail networks. Police Scotland are warning of a high risk of disruption.The Multi-Agency Response Team will monitor conditions throughout the amber warning period. Our Operating Companies will carry out inspections of culverts and flooding hotspots on the trunk road network, and will mobilise specialist equipment to clear incidents as quickly as possible. The Transport Scotland Resilience Room will also be activated at the Traffic Scotland National Control Centre to monitor impacts.
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A deep area of low pressure is expected to move eastwards across southern Britain during Thursday evening and Friday morning, bringing spells of strong southerly winds, then a lull, followed by strong west or northwesterly winds.There is uncertainty over the track and depth of the low and this affects how strong the wind will be. It is likely that coastal areas will see 50-60 mph gusts, with a low probability of 70 mph over exposed hills and headlands with winds probably peaking after they veer west or northwesterly. This could lead to some disruption in places.Along with the strong winds, we will also see heavy rain overnight clearing as the low progresses eastwards.
Following recent wet weather, further rain is expected on Thursday night and through Friday. This will be persistent and, at times, heavy with 15-25mm of rain fairly widely across Devon and Cornwall. These accumulations are likely to bring areas of standing water and the chance of some flooding on Friday. The rain is likely to slowly ease during Friday evening.
The rainstorm warning signals are a set of signals used in Hong Kong to alert the public about the occurrence of heavy rain which is likely to bring about major disruptions such as traffic congestion and floods. They also ensure a state of readiness within the essential services to deal with emergencies.
The AMBER signal (Chinese: 黃色暴雨警告) gives alert about potential heavy rain that may develop into RED or BLACK signal situations. There will be flooding in some low-lying areas and poorly drained areas.
The RED signal (Chinese: 紅色暴雨警告) gives alert about potential heavy rain that may develop into BLACK signal situations. All students are to remain at school unless there is a visible risk to staying in the building. If still at home, all students are to stay at home until further notice. Listen to radios or check weather.
The RED and BLACK signals warn the public of heavy rain which is likely to bring about serious road flooding and traffic congestion. They will trigger response actions by Government departments and major transport and utility operators. The public will be given clear advice on the appropriate actions to take.
Heavy rain warning was first introduced in April 1967 together with thunderstorm warning by the Royal Observatory of Hong Kong as a result of the three rainstorms in 1966 which claimed 86 lives. The heavy rain warning was issued when an hourly rainfall of more than 50 mm (2 inches before metrication) was expected in six hours. Both heavy rain and thunderstorm warnings were issued to the public through press release, radio broadcast and telephone calling service to subscribers. In 1983, the heavy rain warning was replaced by flood and landslip warnings.
On 8 May 1992, the Royal Observatory of Hong Kong recorded 109.9 mm rainfall from 6 o'clock to 7 o'clock in the morning, breaking the hourly rainfall record on 12 June 1966. The torrential rain caused over 200 cases of flooding and many landslips. Road traffic was paralysed. Some roads in Admiralty were turned into rapids washing several people away. However, the Education Department did not announce school closure until 11 am, so many students braved the elements to go to schools, but some of them only found on arrival that their schools were closed, and parents were confused and worried for the safety of their children. Five people, including two children, were killed by landslides, lightning and rapid flooding. Because of this rainstorm, the Observatory proposed Hong Kong rainstorm warning signals which included three colours, amber, red and black. The amber signal were the first stage of the warning system based on forecast of heavy rainstorms, and were used to alert government departments and major public transport and utility services. The red and black signals were the second stage of the warning system based on actual rainfall levels recorded, and were issued to the public.
On 4 June 1997, the red signal was issued at 7.05 am, but the Education Department only decided to close afternoon schools at 10.30 am, saying that it did not close morning schools in spite of the red signal because many students were heading to schools at that time. Following criticisms by the Ombudsman, the Hong Kong Observatory revised the rainstorm warning system to the current one in 1998, and the Education Department also revised the school closure system for rainstorm. The current rainstorm warning system consists of three signals based on both predicted and recorded rainfall levels, and all three signals are issued to the public. 041b061a72