A Met Office warning of heavy rainfall for Lewis and Harris has been issued this morning (Monday 19 October) for rainfall this afternoon.

The late-notice warning has arisen as the Met Office updates a forecast of heavy rain to show that the yellow warning now applies further north-west than was expected, taking in the north of the Western Isles.

Issued at 10.24am, the warning advises that spells of rain, heavy at times, will persist through today and start to clear on Tuesday morning, with 20-40mm of rainfall expected quite widely and 50-75mm possible over higher hills.

The warning period is between 3pm today and 9am tomorrow.