‘Thundery rain’ forecasted for north of Scotland

A yellow weather warning is in place today for the north of Scotland.

Forecasters have warned that heavy rainfall may lead to some flooding and travel disruption.

On its website, the Met Office says people can expect:

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life
  • Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads
  • There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses, associated with the isolated thunderstorm risk.

The warning is in place until 11.59pm tonight.

Police have also warned motorists to take care while out driving this morning.