Weather warning for heavy rain

A weather warning has been issued for Friday across the Western Isles.

The Met Office has given a yellow ‘Be prepared’ alert for heavy rain in the early hours of Friday.

The Met Office said: “Rain will turn heavy at times form the early hours of Friday. Given the pre-existing ground saturation, the public should aware of the risk of localised flooding.

“An unseasonable depression will approach NW Scotland on Friday and is expected to bring more than 20 mm of rain to the Western Isles. Given high soil moisture levels, this could lead to some disruption. Rain will ease later on Friday, but will continue on and off into Saturday. However, by then intensity will be lower.”