Scotland weather warning: Thunderstorms set to batter parts of Scotland today

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A weather warning for thunderstorms and torrential rain has been issued for large swathes of Scotland today.

A Met Office 'yellow' warning is in effect from midday to midnight on Tuesday 27 August for: Edinburgh, the Lothians, Perthshire, Stirling, the Borders, and the northeast of Scotland.

A Met Office 'yellow' warning is in effect from midday to midnight. Picture: SWNS/Met Office

A Met Office 'yellow' warning is in effect from midday to midnight. Picture: SWNS/Met Office

The warning means there could be major delays on roads and disruption to public transport services. There is also a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to homes and businesses could be lost.

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Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell added: "For some of us the next 48 hours will come with a risk of heavy rain and thunderstorms."

Scotland has endured several deluges during over an erratic summer for weather.

A Met Office 'yellow' warning is in effect from midday to midnight. Picture: SWNS/Met Office

A Met Office 'yellow' warning is in effect from midday to midnight. Picture: SWNS/Met Office

Earlier in the month, 200 passengers had to be rescued from trains stranded near Bishopton after overhead power lines were damaged by fallen trees in a storm.