NORTH Ayrshire residents are being warned to prepare for flooding which could cause 'danger to life' this Friday.

Ayrshire will be battered by heavy rain this friday according to the Met Office who have issued a yellow warning.

Forecasters are predicting there is a chance that homes and businesses could be damaged.

Drivers are being warned to prepare for ‘difficult driving conditions’ and some roads may close.

The Met office said: "A band of heavy rain followed by heavy showers or thunderstorms has the potential to bring disruption.

“There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

“There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep flood water causing danger to life. 

“Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services

“Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures “There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads.”