Heavy rain alert follows thunderstorm warning

Saturday's weather warning

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Another weather alert for the Highland and Eilean Siar region has been issued for Saturday.

In addition to a thunderstorm forecast for today and Saturday, the Met Office has today issued a yellow weather alert warning of rain effective between 9am to 10pm on Saturday.

The warning said: ‘Although intense thunderstorms become less likely for most areas across Scotland and Northern Ireland, heavy showers and more prolonged rain will continue at times, still with the possibility of thunder.

‘These may bring 10-20 mm (0.3in-0.8in) per hour for some places during Saturday, with perhaps 30-40mm (1.1in-1.5in) over a few hours. The ground is getting wetter now, so this may cause a few issues.’

A number of weather alerts are in place covering much of the UK.

No warnings for the Highland and Eilean Siar region are in place for Sunday but light rain is forecast locally.

A wet and thundery Saturday is in store for most of the UK