A flood alert has been issued across Ayrshire and Arran ahead of the yellow weather warning.

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has issued the warning for river and surface water flooding as the Met Office has forecasted heavy rain to hit the region on Saturday, April 6.

SEPA warns that persistent rain fall could lead to flooding from today into Saturday morning with the risk of flooding to land and roads.

The agency writes on its website: "Heavy rain is forecast to affect the area from late Thursday evening, during Friday and into early Saturday morning.

"There is a risk of flooding from surface water and rivers. Potential impacts include localised flooding to land and roads, localised disruption to travel and property flooding.

"Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property."



As previously reported, from 8am until 10pm on Saturday, April 6, there is a yellow weather warning for wind across the whole of the region.

This could see a small chance of longer, or even cancelled journeys, as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected.

There is also a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

The Met Office said: "A deep area of low pressure will bring a spell of very windy weather to parts of western Britain and Northern Ireland this weekend.

"Gusts of 50 mph are expected quite widely on Saturday, while some exposed spots, particularly on the coast, will see 60 to 70 mph gusts with large waves also likely."

For more information and advice people are asked to contact Floodline on 0345 988 1188.