Flood warnings in place as southern Scotland hit by rain

A dozen flood warnings were in place as rain hit the country south from Glasgow to the border.

Flooding was possible at Pollok Country Park just south of where the River Clyde passes through central Glasgow, with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) also reporting almost 24mm of rainfall over 36 hours at nearby Dalmarnock.

Most of the other flood warnings were dotted throughout the Borders, where the Eskdalemuir Observatory recorded 79mm of rain in the same period – to 11pm on Wednesday – with another two warnings in Dumfries and Galloway.

Sefra had also issued flood alerts for Edinburgh and Lothian as well as Ayrshire and Arran.

The Met Office put out weather alerts for southern Scotland, with amber and yellow warnings in place throughout Dumfries and Galloway until 9am on Thursday due to “persistent and heavy rain” likely to bring flooding and transport disruption.

An amber warning for heavy rain also applies in the Lake District until just before midnight on Thursday.

Spells of sustained rainfall are expected further south throughout the day, with a yellow warning issued for heavy rain to spread across south-east Wales before clearing to the east through Friday, the Met Office said.