A FLOOD warning has been issued for Helesnburgh as Storm Erik prepares to batter Argyll and Bute.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) upgraded an earlier flood alert for possible coastal and river flooding on Friday afternoon and evening.

Information on the SEPA website states: "Due to a combination of strong winds, surge and tidal conditions within the Firth of Clyde, there is a risk of flooding around the high tide on Friday, February 8 at approximately 2.15pm.

"Flooding of the A814 Rhu Road, and Pier car park area is possible.

Heavy rain is forecast until around 6am on Saturday morning and gusts of up to 60mph are also expected.

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Poor weather has already caused travel issues across the region with surface water building up along the Helensburgh waterfront.

Meanwhile, ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Helensburgh Central are facing delays due to flooding between Easterhouse and Garrowhill.

Trains are running at reduced speed on the line towards Glasgow and disruption is expected until 11am.

Follow @ScotRail for live updates and check metoffice.gov.uk for more information.