EAST Lothian residents are being warned to brace themselves for torrential rain and possible gale-force winds tomorrow (Tuesday).

The Met Office has issued yellow 'be aware' warnings of both rain and wind for East Lothian.

The rain warning covers the period from 4pm tomorrow to 6am on Wednesday morning, while the warning for wind is from 8pm tomorrow till 10am on Wednesday.

Both warnings for East Lothian are part of wider warnings covering much of the south of Scotland, with the whole region expected to be affected.

The Met Office says that the heavy rain has the potential to cause flooding on the transport network, with spray and difficult driving conditions due to the combination of rain and wind.

The likelihood of homes and businesses being affected by any flooding is low, the Met Office says.

Meanwhile, very strong winds with gusts of 55-65 mph, perhaps reaching 75mph in exposed places, may develop overnight from Tuesday into Wednesday.

Journey times are likely to be increased, while the Met Office says there is also a chance of power cuts, damage to trees and perhaps buildings.

The current forecast for East Lothian suggests the worst of the rain is likely to fall overnight but could linger into rush hour on Wednesday morning, with driving conditions likely to be difficult.

Meanwhile, the forecast suggests the county is likely to avoid the worst of the wind, but that is subject to change.