A yellow weather warning for lightning has been issued for parts of north of Scotland.
The Met Office alert says “recent developments suggest another surge of frequent lightning activity until Saturday evening affecting parts of western and central Scotland short-term, and perhaps eastern Scotland by this evening”.
“Although heavy rain is possible, perhaps with locally 10-15mm inside an hour later today, lightning strikes seem the more likely hazard,” it continues.
Some short term loss of power or other utility services may occur and possibly some damage to some buildings and structures could be expected.
The warning is in place until 10pm tonight and covers Grampian, parts of south Highlands and Moray.
Meanwhile Sepa has issued flood warnings for Grampian and Moray.
The amber alert says there is a risk of localised flooding to low-lying land and roads from surface water and small watercourses.