Weather forecasters have issued a warning that heavy rain could lead to flooding and travel disruption in East Renfrewshire.

The Met Office included the area in a yellow alert that is valid from 2pm today until 6am tomorrow.

Police have advised motorists to check guidance for driving in adverse weather conditions.

A spokesperson for the Met Office said: "Outbreaks of occasionally heavy rain, falling on to already saturated ground, during Tuesday and overnight into Wednesday are expected to bring some localised flooding across parts of western and central Scotland.

"Accumulations widely of 15-25mm are likely, with a few locations, mainly western hills, seeing as much as 50mm.

"In addition to the rainfall, rising temperatures will lead to a thaw of lying snow, especially over the hills and mountains to the north of the central belt of Scotland."

As well as East Renfrewshire, the yellow warning covers Angus, Perth and Kinross, Aberdeenshire, the Stirling area, Dumfries and Galloway, the Borders, East Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire, as well as part of Argyll and Bute and the Highlands.