Highlands & Islands

Met Office warnings of lightning and thundery downpours

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Image caption The Met Office warning covers from midday until 21:00 on Wednesday and Thursday

Thunderstorms have been forecast for parts of Scotland on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Met Office has yellow "be aware" warnings in place for both days from midday until 21:00.

Eastern Scotland and parts of the Highlands could be affected by heavy thundery showers.

The Met Office has warned of the potential for flooding, driving being affected by spray and heavy rain, as well as possible lightning strikes.

The warnings also cover parts of Northern Ireland on Wednesday and eastern England on Thursday.

Energy company SSE Networks has warned of possible disruption to electricity supplies overnight Wednesday and throughout the day on Thursday because of the expected bad weather.

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