Drivers across the region have been urged to use caution as sun gives way to rain.
Road safety groups are asking drivers to plan their journeys, ensuring that tyres are safe for the conditions.
On the roads, drivers should keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front, slow down steadily to avoid skidding, and drive in the tracks of other vehicles to reduce the risk of aquaplaning.
Roads are at their most dangerous in the first half hour of rain.
Road users should also dry their brakes after driving in the rain by applying light pressure to them once stopped.