Parts of Scotland are set to be battered by strong gusts up to 80mph next week, as the Met Office issued a second yellow weather alert.
It comes as parts of the country are bracing for heavy downpours on Sunday, with a yellow weather warning for rain in force from 1pm until shortly before midnight.
The weather warning covers most of the west, but parts of Aberdeenshire, Perth and Kinross, the Highlands and the Scottish Borders will also be affected by downpours.
The Met Office warned Scots to brace for persistent and heavy rain on Sunday afternoon, with some flooding in areas.
Up to 120mm of rain could fall on Sunday, with strong gusts of wind exacerbating flooding with leaves blocking drains and gullies.
However there will be no respite from wintry weather later in the week, as the Met Office issued a second yellow weather warning for strong winds for much of the country on Wednesday.
In place from 10am on Wednesday until 7am on Thursday, gusts of up to 80mph could be recorded in some areas.
Buildings may be damaged in the strong winds with tiles blown off roofs and large waves posing a threat to life in coastal areas.
Motorists have been urged to take care, with ferry, rail and air links likely to be impacted. Mobile phone coverage may also be affected in some areas.
Insight Philip Petrie STV Weather Presenter
As we look ahead to the final week of September things are remaining unsettled with showers, longer spells of rain and often some quite strong winds.
We already have a weather warning in place for rain on Sunday that covers parts of Angus, Perth & Kinross, Stirling, Aberdeenshire, Argyll & Bute, Ayrshire, Renfrewshire and Lanarkshire and the Met Office have just newly issued another weather warning for Wednesday.
Low pressure is the dominating force as we head into the start of the week, bringing various bands of showers and rain through Monday and Tuesday, but then come Wednesday a very deep area of low pressure tracks in from the south west. This pressure system has very tightly packed isobars which means strong winds, gales and severe coastal gales.
This is the reason the Met Office have decided to issue a yellow weather warning for wind that runs from 10am Wednesday until 9am Thursday, making people aware and ready to expect gusts widely of 50-60mph and the possibility of 80-85mph along exposed coasts.
This is the most likely outcome at the moment, but there is still some uncertainty of the precise tracking and depth of the low pressure.
Along with the strong winds we will see heavy rain, particularly across western parts of the country, so a very stormy, blustery day to come midweek.
Thursday morning we get a brief respite, before things turn unsettled once again for the end of the week.
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