Met Office yellow rain warning in force after lightning show

Forecasters warned heavy rain was set to batter parts of the country following a thunderstorm warning on Sunday and Monday.

Met Office yellow rain warning in force for Scotland after spectacular lightning show iStock

A second Met Office weather warning for rain has been put in place for large parts of Scotland on Tuesday.

Forecasters have urged those in major cities including Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow to be prepared for downpours between midnight and 10am.

It comes after much of the country was battered by sheets of rain and spectacular thunderstorms on Sunday and Monday.

A supermarket and cinema and Inverness were evacuated during the worst of the deluge after becoming flooded over the weekend.

An estimated 30mm rain will lash down in certain areas with possible rumbles of thunder and a small chance of power cuts also predicted.

“Spells of rain, heavy at times, during early Tuesday may lead to travel disruption,” the Met Office forecast warned.

“There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings and a small chance of of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life.

“There is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services and pray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.”

It added: “There is a small chance that some communities will become cut off by flooded roads.

“There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses.”