Heavy Rain Batters Ayrshire

Waves crash into the harbour wall in Ardrossan in Ayrshire (Photo credit Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)
Waves crash into the harbour wall in Ardrossan in Ayrshire (Photo credit Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)

Blue skies and that bright round object in the sky both feel like distant memories for us Ayrshire folks. The grey clouds and heavy rain feels like its been going on forever.

This week, no part of Ayrshire has missed out on the heavy showers which have been rattling across the area, soaking us to the bone.

Fear not, we have been keeping an eye on the forecast and Saturday looks to be drying up nicely, good news for all you Monday to Friday workers and, more importantly, all us drookit dog walkers.

If you have plans to get outdoors this weekend, Saturday is most certainly the day for you.

The rain this week has been all the more unbearable with the combination of strong winds. These winds, although helping to push the showers through quickly, have brought some disruption.

Ferry services have seen some minor impact, with the Arran ferry unable to use the emergency port of Troon on Tuesday and most 0700 morning services from Ardrossan to Brodick this week cancelled due to wind.

Localised flooding continues to be an issue, though no road closures have been brought about. Take extra care when driving in this weather and remember to give yourself extra time to break. Some puddles may also be deeper than they appear.

The respite will be short lived however, with rain arriving back on Sunday and continuing on and off for the foreseeable. Keep an eye on your local forecast for the latest weather info and stay tuned to Discover Ayrshire for the latest around the ‘shire.

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