Warning of power cuts and flooding amid yellow alert for thunderstorms

The Met Office have issued a yellow warning for the west of the country, however hot temperatures are also set to continue.

Parts of Scotland are being warned to expect disruption as a yellow warning for thunderstorms is put in place.

Flooding to homes and businesses, power cuts, lightning strikes and cut-off communities are among the warnings issued for Tuesday by the Met Office.

The warning, in place for the west of the country, also states there is “a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life”.

It comes after Scotland officially reached heatwave conditions on Monday with Threave in Dumfries and Galloway reaching 30.1C.

Parts of the Highlands have already been hit by floods and thunder with railways towards Inverness damaged.

ScotRail and Network Rail encouraged passengers to find alternative travel arrangements while parts of the A82 were also affected by heavy rainfall.

Elsewhere, EasyJet axed over 50 flights to and from Gatwick Airport on Sunday, and a similar number on Monday. More than 15,000 easyJet passengers have been affected.

The airline has apologised to customers for the disruption, which they said was “out of their control”.

STV meteorologist Sean Batty said hot conditions are set to continue through the week however, temperatures could decrease reaching the low to mid 20s widely.

Overnight temperatures will also remain high over the next few nights, with close to record June levels across Argyll and Bute, the west Highlands, Inverclyde and Ayrshire.

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