Supermarket evacuated as heavy rain causes flooding 

A section of the roof at a Tesco in Inverness caved in.

Supermarket evacuated as heavy rain causes flooding  Jasperimage

A Tesco supermarket was evacuated after parts of its roof collapsed in heavy rain.

A section of the roof at the store in Inverness caved in on Sunday during a downpour.

There was also flooding at a nearby Vue cinema, with water falling from the ceiling.

Roof of a Tesco supermarket in Inverness was damaged in stormy weather.Jasperimage

Footage of the flooding could be seen in videos posted on social media.

The Met Office issued a two-day thunderstorm alert for the Highlands.

It was brought in from 9am on Sunday and will remain until midnight on Monday.

A Tesco Spokesperson said: “Our Inverness Inshes Extra store is temporarily closed while we assess some damage to the roof.

“We’re sorry for any inconvenience. We’re working to reopen as soon as possible.”

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