HEAVY rain and thunderstorms have caused mass floodings and travel disruption in and out of Glasgow. 

Homes in North Lanarkshire have reportedly been flooded and the M8 was closed after water inundated the route.

Trains from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central have also been curtailed by floods with the line just outside Shotts affected.

The railway through the Lanarkshire town has been closed between Central and West Calder, in West Lothian, as engineers rush to repair the track. 

Glasgow weather: Extreme weather sparks commuter chaos in Glasgow amid road and rail flooding

It comes on a day of disruption for travellers to and from Glasgow. Services via Airdrie and Coatbridge have been delayed and cancelled due to flooding in Lothian while trains to Alloa, in Clackmannanshire, are only running at 20 minutes past the hour. 

A flood warning remains in place for West Central Scotland with Scottish Environment Protection Agency bosses urging locals to take care.  

They wrote: "Heavy thundery showers during Tuesday and Wednesday could cause flooding impacts from surface water and rivers.

"Particularly at risk are urban areas and the transport network. There may be difficult driving conditions.

"Due to the localised nature of the heaviest showers, impacts may be isolated with not all locations being affected. Sudden onset flooding impacts could occur at any time of the day."