The Met Office has warned of a potential 'danger to life' as stormy weather is expected across Ayrshire.

Temperatures are set to soar this weekend and thunder and lightning is forecast to follow.

A yellow thunderstorm weather warning has been issued in effect from midnight on Sunday, August 9, til midnight Tuesday, August 11.

Some places are likely to see severe thunderstorms early next week but there is significant uncertainty in location and timing.

The Met Office advice is to stay alert, and seek shelter if possible.

Ayrshire has already had heavy rain this week with flooding reported across the region.

Homes have been flooded, with one resident's dog drowning during the flooding.

The River Garnock in North Ayrshire surged with floodwater on Tuesday, and Main Street in Glengarnock was left under three feet of water.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Glengarnock flooded. Credit: Councillor Donald L ReidGlengarnock flooded. Credit: Councillor Donald L Reid

Councillor Donald Reid said: "The two foot bridges in Glengarnock had water forcefully cascading over them, large logs hurtling along carried by the current and banging loudly against all in their path. Simply put the power of the Garnock was a scary sight to behold."

Eglinton Park was devastated as floodwater swept across paths, almost submerging bridges.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: Eglinton Park. Credit: Robert Boyd.Eglinton Park. Credit: Robert Boyd.

Now more bad weather is expected, with sudden flooding, lightning and power cuts all listed in the forecast.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes and large hail.

"Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to public transport.

"Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and increased chance of accidents.

"There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

"There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life."

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