QUEEN'S Park Arena was due to hold a free closing weekend gig tonight - but bosses have called the event off due to rain.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Scotland as rain is battering the country following a record-breaking spell of hot weather.

Nearly 30,000 have visited the Southside arena in the past two weeks for a range of music and entertainment.

And to celebrate, bosses had arranged a weekend of free events to close the summer programme.

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They have now announced that due to "inclement weather conditions" the arena closed early at 7pm.

Isa Gordon was due to play the amphitheatre and Andrew Devine was taking over the Bando bar.

A post on Facebook apologised for the decision and reads: "We will be moving the artists due to play to The Savings Bank within the next four weeks. 

"We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our contributors, artists, production team, and of course our wonderful customers and local residents.

"It truly has been our best season to date."

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A yellow warning for rain is in place until 9pm on Sunday, and travel disruption and flooding are expected with threats of thunderstorms.

The yellow weather warning covers Glasgow and also Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Highlands, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, and West Dunbartonshire.

ScotRail said speed restrictions were in place on some services until 7pm due to forecasted heavy rain and lightning.

Services between Glasgow Queen Street and Oban and between Queen Street and Fort William/Mallaig were also subject to delay.