Parts of Scotland are forecast to be battered by “torrential” rain, thunder and lightning on Tuesday.
The Met Office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for south-west Scotland, Strathclyde, Lothian, and the Borders, effective from 1.30pm until 6am on Wednesday.
Up to 2in of rain could fall in a matter of hours, with hail also possible.
Forecasters have warned of the possibility power cuts, and flooding to homes and businesses.
Tayside and Fife is expected to miss out on the worst of the weather.
— Traffic Scotland (@trafficscotland) June 16, 2020
The Met Office warning states: “Slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms will break out across many parts of the UK on Tuesday afternoon.
“Some places will miss them, but where they do occur they will bring torrential downpours with 25mm-35 mm rain falling in an hour and perhaps 40mm-50mm in two to three hours in one or two places.
— Met Office (@metoffice) June 16, 2020
“Lightning and hail will be additional hazards.
“These showers and thunderstorms will only slowly die out through the evening, but may persist across north-west England, south-west Scotland and perhaps eastern Northern Ireland into the early hours of Wednesday morning.”
Traffic Scotland has also warned drivers of “flooding and disruption on Scottish roads due to the thunderstorms.
Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) flood warnings have also been issued for Argyll and Bute, Ayrshire, Arran, central and west-central Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway, and the Borders,