A weather warning is in place as Storm Francis is set to bring strong winds and heavy rain to Scotland for the next two days.

Forecasters are anticipating floods and gusts of around 50mph in south-west Scotland, Central, Tayside and Fife, Grampian, Lothian Borders and Strathclyde.

A yellow warning for rain is due to be issued by the Met Office for southern and eastern areas at midnight tonight  until 6am on Wednesday.

The bad conditions could cause heavy disruption on the roads and on public transport, while some communities may be cut off by flooded streets.

Chief Meteorologist Andy Page, said “The UK is in for another unseasonably wet and windy spell with Storm Francis arriving on Tuesday. There will be strong winds and heavy rain, especially in the west of the UK. A number of severe weather warnings have been issued and these warnings can be updated regularly so please keep up to date with the latest Met Office forecast.”

Storm Francis will clear to the East of the UK by Wednesday lunchtime, leaving a brighter and more settled outlook for the remainder of the day. After a showery day on Friday the Bank Holiday weekend should bring sunshine to most parts for a time with scattered showers before further unsettled weather is expected to move in from Tuesday next week.