Mark Franklin, Flood Duty Manager for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) said:
“Persistent and heavy rainfall has resulted in a risk of river and surface water flooding in south-east Scotland this morning and into this afternoon.
“The rainfall is 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. The rain will spread westwards later today becoming lighter on Thursday afternoon and evening.
“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 at Floodline.sepa.org.uk 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.”