HEAVY rainfall is set to cause travel disruption across Scotland’s rail line on Thursday. 

The Met Office has put a yellow weather warning in place from 3pm on Thursday afternoon which means “heavy rain may cause travel disruption, and flooding in a few places”. 

The warning is in place till 11.45 on Thursday evening. 

The area covered in the warning includes Edinburgh, much of the Central Belt and south of Scotland. 

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The Met Office’s website says a yellow warning means “spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer by car and bus, with rail services possibly also affected by flooding". 

It added: “Flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible.”

Heavy rain has already caused problems on the rail network this morning with Network Rail saying they had to “close all lines south from Perth, following reports of fast flowing water coming down an embankment”.

They said: “We’re dealing with flooding at several locations south of Hilton Junction, near Perth.

“We’ve closed the line between there & Ladybank in both directions. 

“The line north from Gleneagles is also shut, but trains can still run at a reduced speed south from Perth to Gleneagles.”

Images showed a waterfall which had formed at Moncreiffe Tunnel, just south of Perth.

Network Rail said: “The intensity of the waterfall that’s formed means there’s a risk that the ballast (stones) which hold the rails in place could shift, making the track unstable.”