AYRSHIRE will be battered by rain storms with residents being warned to prepare for flooding.

The Met Office have now issued a weather warning that is expecting a heavy downpour today and tomorrow.

Travel disruptions are likely with railways and buses facing cancellations and delays.

The miserable weather conditions could also spark power cuts across Ayrshire.

The Met Office said: “Persistent heavy rain followed by showers are likely to produce some localised flooding and travel disruption.

“Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer.

“Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer.

“Some minor interruptions to power supplies and other services are possible.”

Residents are being urged to take precautions to avoid water damage.

Weather experts gave advice on how to reduce water flooding in their area.

This includes ‘hard paving on your drive, use permeable paving or a plastic ‘honeycomb system’ (a system of plastic grids) that you can either fill with soil and then plant grass seed, or fill with gravel’.

The Met Office also urged residents to ‘plant water thirsty shrubs in your garden, or even throw caution to the wind and put your front and back lawns back’.

Read the full weather alert here.