Travel chaos is expected on Wednesday as Scotland braces for more bad weather.

The Met Office issued weather warnings forecasting further disruption caused by heavy showers and thunderstorms.

The storms are set to hit much of the country with warnings of flooding, power cuts and road disruptions in place until 10pm in the second day of yellow warnings.

On Tuesday, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency had 17 flood alerts in place.

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Warnings of damage to homes and businesses from heavy rainfall, lightning strikes, hail and strong winds came as the Met Office said the weather could cause bus and train cancellations and road closures as they predicted the thundery showers could bring 20mm of rainfall within an hour.

Parts of the country have already been affected by bad weather with heavy rain causing flooding and landslides.

Rail services were disrupted on Monday after rain flooded the West Highland Line, causing areas of track to wash away in three different locations.

The route is expected to remain closed for a week with replacement buses running between affected stations.

A Network Rail spokesman told The Herald that they would be monitoring known flood risk areas today and a special team of geotechnical engineers would be on standby on the Glasgow to Mallaig route.

He said: "We use aerial surveys and analysis of satellite and rainfall data to help identify potentially unstable sites so we can target resources at them.

"We are monitoring the forecast weather conditions and have plans in place to respond to any issues on the network."

Also on Monday, 14 people were evacuated near Loch Katrine, Stirling following a series of landslides that caused power cuts.

Last week Ayrshire was hit with flash floods as torrential rain caused chaos on major commuter routes.

Drivers were urged to avoid parts of the busy A77, with the road being closed near Kilmarnock, as half a month's worth of rain fell in 24 hours across the UK.


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Firefighters attended homes in Dundonald after deep water surged down the high street. Power failures blighted the area and trains and buses were cancelled.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said: "The Met Office issued a severe weather warning for heavy rain and thundery showers for much of Scotland for Wednesday. This could cause some challenging conditions for drivers and commuters, with heavy localised flooding possibly impacting on roads and public transport services. We would again urge the public to check before they travel, follow police advice, and to drive to the conditions, where routes are passable."