Marc Becker, Flood Duty Manager for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) said:
“Persistent and heavy rainfall is expected to head into south-east Scotland on Wednesday night continuing into Thursday morning resulting in a risk of surface water and river flooding impacts.
“The rainfall is expected to be heaviest over high ground in East Lothian and eastern areas of the Scottish Borders. This may result in travel disruption and flooding of properties and infrastructure in these areas.
“SEPA is working 24/7 to monitor rainfall and river levels, and is in close contact with the Met Office and other partners to review the forecasts and flood warnings. The rainfall is currently expected to spread westwards during Thursday turning lighter later in the day.
“We encourage members of the public to remain vigilant and take care when travelling in south-east Scotland due to the risk of flooding impacts. The most up-to-date flood messages are always available on SEPA’s website and via our Floodline service on 0345 988 1188.
“People can also report and check flooding impacts in their area using Report-a-Flood at floodlinescotland.org.uk/report-a-flood.”