Flooding could hit Perth and Kinross as thunderstorms batter Scotland on Friday.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) said the heavy downpour could lead to the region’s watercourses overflowing and dangerous driving conditions.
The organisation issued a flood alert for Tayside – and 10 other regions of Scotland – and warned of “heavy, thundery showers” beginning late on Thursday into Friday.
The alert area covers Perth and Kinross, and not Dundee and Angus.
The forecaster said thunder, lightning and torrential downpours could be seen in some areas – with up to 2in of rainfall possible in a short space of time in some places.
A mid-week heatwave has seen Scots enjoy sweltering conditions. Wednesday was the UK’s hottest day of 2020 so far, with the mercury rising to 32.6C at Heathrow.
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The Sepa flood alert reads: “A flood alert has been issued for Tayside.
“Heavy thundery showers are likely to develop in the west of the area on Thursday and throughout the area on Friday.
“Most places will stay dry, however if your area is affected by a heavy shower, this may lead to localised flooding from surface water and small watercourses.
“The greatest risk is if these occur over built-up areas and the transport network. Possible impacts may include flooding of low-lying land, roads, properties and disruption to travel.
“Thunderstorms are intense, localised, hard to predict and their flooding impacts vary.
“Due to the very localised nature of flooding from thunderstorms, your specific area may not be impacted.”