A WEATHER warning covering much of the northern half of the UK is no longer in force for Helensburgh – but heavy rain is still expected in the area on Wednesday night.

The Met Office issued a yellow 'be aware' warning on Tuesday covering almost all of mainland Scotland, together with the north of England and Northern Ireland, advising that thunderstorms could lead to travel disruption between 12 noon and 9pm on Tuesday.

But that warning has since been revised, and as this article was published it no longer applied to most of the west of Scotland.

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That, however, doesn't mean Helensburgh is entirely out of the woods: the latest Met Office forecast is predicting heavy rain in the area from around 8pm on Wednesday, though the wet weather is expected to ease steadily through the night, with drier conditions from Thursday morning onwards.

However, anyone travelling towards central, eastern or north-east Scotland, or towards the east coast of England, on Thursday morning should bear in mind that the 'be aware' warning for thunderstorms in those areas remains in place.