Two weather warnings have been issued across Scotland over the coming days as the country’s heatwave comes crashing down today.

Most of the country has been place on alert for thunderstorms from midday today, as the Met Office has put out a yellow weather warning.

Lightning, hail and strong winds could potential rock large parts of the country throughout today.

As much at 60mm of rain is expected to land in areas, which could cause some localised flooding - especially in urban areas.

The first of two weather warnings will kick off from midday today

The warning is set to conclude at 11.59pm this evening.

Another yellow weather warning has also been issued for much of Scotland once again on Wednesday - which will be in place from midnight to 6am on Thursday morning.

Rain could become heavy and persistent, with as much as 120mm expected to fall in some locations during this 30-hour spell.

The weather will be a stark contrast to the summer heatwave many Scots enjoyed over the past couple of weeks.

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Temperatures soared to the late 20s during the warm spell, with the thermostat peaking at almost 30C in Dumfries and Galloway last week.

Forecasters say that the downturn in the conditions is due to an area of low pressure building across the UK.

When is the rain expected to land in Scotland?

Rain is already falling in a few parts of the country, but the conditions are relatively scattered across the Highlands at the moment.

The scattered showers are expected to become more widespread at around 4pm on Tuesday, while the Western Isles could be engulfed in a band of heavy rain.

The first of the heavy rain is expected to land across most parts of Scotland from 10pm tonight

But the Met Office has forecast the first of the torrid conditions to descend on western and central parts of Scotland at around 10pm this evening.

A huge band of heavy rain will then spread across most parts of the country overnight before travelling northeastwards.

Rain will become more scattered across central and southern parts of the country throughout Wednesday.

But forecasters say that the showers could become particularly heavy over the Highlands at around 4pm tomorrow.