A yellow warning for thunderstorms across Ayrshire has been issued for Friday and Saturday.

The warning has been issues from 10am on Friday until 9am on Saturday, and says that people should expect:

  • A small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater.
  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services

Slow moving thundery downpours may cause localised surface water impacts.

The amount of rainfall will be dependant on the area, with not all places being affected by the worst of the showers.

However, where the showers do occur there is potential for 20-30 mm of rain in a short space of time and during the course of the day there is a chance that some places could see as much as 80-100 mm build up. 

A guide on how to keep safe during these conditions can be found on the Met Office website.