Thunderstorms and heavy rain weather warning after week of sun

Scotland is expected to see lightning and possible flooding over the weekend.

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A weather warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms has been issued across much of Scotland after a week of soaring temperatures and sun.

The Met Office warned of deluges causing flooding on Saturday in central and southern parts of the country with transport links expected to be affected.

On Sunday, large parts of the Highlands and west coast are also expected to be hit by heavy showers and storms.

The yellow weather warning was issued from 6am on Saturday and is in place until midnight on Sunday, with the bad weather expected to move northwards throughout the weekend.

Some places could see short periods of heavy downpours causing them to be flooded quickly.

Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

The Met Office said there is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads.

On Friday, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency said the country is suffering concerningly low water levels across the country with several regions on “alert”.

Sepa urged businesses that extract water year-round to reduce their usage or stop completely if possible.