Vincent Fitzsimons, Hydrology Duty Manager of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), said:
Heavy and persistent rain is predicted for South East Scotland this morning, which will then move North, towards the Inverness area, for the latter part of the day where it will remain overnight before gradually easing off. The early rainfall has caused local cases of river flooding in South East Scotland, across East Lothian, Berwickshire and Peebleshire.
“There are currently six flood alerts and ten flood warnings in force. Haddington is of most concern at present, and SEPA is working closely with emergency responders in this area. Areas around Rommano Bridge, Peebles, Greenlaw, Shiplaw and Stow also have flood warnings in force. There is also a low risk of coastal and surface water flooding, along the East coast and in the South East.
"SEPA is continuing to monitor the situation across the country and updating its advice accordingly. We would encourage people in the worse affected areas to remain vigilant and be mindful of the conditions if travelling. Members of the public can access the latest flood updates for their area, and sign up to Floodline, our direct warning service, via our website, or by calling 0845 988 1188.”