A WEATHER warning is in place for parts of Scotland as heavy rain is expected to cause disruption.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for all of Wednesday, warning that rain could become heavy and slow moving leading to impacts on travel and infrastructure.

The alert covers parts of northern Scotland, including Aberdeen, Inverness and Wick, and will focus more across the east coast and Moray Firth as the day continues.

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The warning was issued at 10pm on Tuesday and will be lifted at midnight on Wednesday.

Around 20-30mm of rain is expected across the affected areas, with localised heavier bursts of rain likely to build totals toward 50-75mm and up to 90mm possible across Grampians and Northwest Highlands.

The Met Office has advised people to check if their property is at risk of flooding and to consider preparing a flood plan and an emergency flood kit.

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People have been asked to avoid delays by checking road conditions or bus and train timetables ahead of travelling.

There is a slight chance of power cuts across the area, with people advised to gather torches and batteries, a mobile phone power pack and other essential items in the event of a loss of power.