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Flood clear up continues in Scotland

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Householders and businesses hit by flooding are continuing the clean-up operation with heavy rainfall in some parts of the UK expected to give way to showers.

Floods up to 5ft deep caused chaos on the roads and damage to homes and businesses following Sunday's downpours.

Some motorists had to be rescued from vehicles stuck in floods in Landore, Swansea, and others were evacuated from homes in nearby Meidrim in Carmarthenshire.

Scotland was hit worst by the weather with communities in Huntly, Aberdeenshire and the coastal town of Stonehaven counting the cost of the damage.

Claire Austin, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said parts of Scotland and Wales could experience more localised downpours early on Tuesday.

But heavy rainfall will be replaced by showers and brighter weather across much of the country by Tuesday afternoon.

She said: "There could be a few downpours in Scotland and Wales, but it won't be on the scale we have just seen. There will be showers about as the rain makes its way eastwards and then clears across most of the country."

Frank MacDonald, owner of the Harbour Bakery in Stonehaven, said the clean-up work at his shop would continue.

He said: "I will be losing thousands of pounds over the next couple of weeks. It will be weeks before the shop opens."

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