Skye and Lochalsh are among five areas where flood alerts have been issued covering the next 24 hours.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) say the area can expect heavy and persistent rainfall overnight Friday and during Saturday. The Alerts cover Caithness and Sutherland, Easter Ross and the Great Glen, Findhorn Nairn Moray and Speyside, Skye and Lochaber and Wester Ross. For the latest updates, check our website

Sepa say: "A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Skye and Lochaber.

"A spell of persistent and at times heavy rain is expected to affect the area from Friday through until Saturday evening. Some localised river flooding to low lying land and roads is possible. Surface water flooding issues are also possible leading to potential travel disruption and ponding of water in known trouble spots. Further updates will appear here if the situation changes.

"Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. Advice and information is also available through Floodline on 0345 9881188. This FLOOD ALERT is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service. If you haven't already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup.

"Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 22600."