Ayrshire is preparing itself as Storm Agnes gets set to hit the region on Wednesday and Thursday. 

The latest storm has led to a raft of yellow weather warnings issued by the Met Office, with transport and roads disruption likely.

A yellow warning for wind is in place across the whole of Ayrshire, and runs from noon on Wednesday to 7am on Thursday. 

A second alert for rain covers parts of South Ayrshire to the south of Ayr, and runs from 3pm on Wednesday until midnight.

Ayrshire residents should expect some flooding on the roads, with coastal areas expected to be hit hardest by spray and flying debris. 

Some roads could see flooding, and transport such as train services could be impacted by the weather.

Met Office chief meteorologist Matthew Lehnert said: “Storm Agnes will approach southwest Ireland early on Wednesday and track northeast across Northern Ireland and Scotland before clearing on Thursday morning.

"Gusts of 45-55 mph are expected widely inland and 50-60 mph over hills and around coasts.

“The strongest winds are expected to affect Northern Ireland, southwest Scotland, west and northwest Wales, Cumbria and Lancashire where some places inland may see gusts of 60 mph and 65-75 mph over hills and around coasts.

"These are most likely during the second half of Wednesday afternoon and through the evening."