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Melting snow brings flooding to the Scottish Borders

Whitsome, Scottish Borders Credit: ITV Border

The Scottish Borders Council is warning that as the thaw of snow from the Beast from the East continues, the next problem could be flooding.

This comes after an AMBER FLOOD ALERT has been issued for the Scottish Borders.

Melting snow drifts have caused a number of cars to flood already.

ITV Border reporter Jennifer Cordingley was LIVE just outside of Whitsome with more on this story.

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Cumbria and southern Scotland on flood alert

Storm Eleanor is expected to cause flooding in coastal areas across the region Credit: ITV Border

A combination of high tides and storm surge caused by Storm Eleanor is expected to affect the coastal areas of Cumbria and Dumfries and Galloway throughout today:

Flood warnings

  • Cumbrian coastline from Gretna to Silloth
  • Loch Ryan, Dumfries and Galloway
  • South West Rhins, Dumfries and Galloway
  • West Luce Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Outer Wigtown Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Inner Wigtown Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Fleet Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Kirkcudbright Bay, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Rough Firth, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Southerness Point, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Nith Tidal, Dumfries and Galloway
  • Upper Solway Firth, Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Luce Bay, Dumfries and Galloway

Flood alerts

  • Coast from Gretna to Silloth, Cumbria
  • Coast from Silloth to St Bees, Cumbria
  • Coast from St Bees Head to Millom, Cumbria
  • Lower River Eden, Cumbria
  • Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water, Cumbria

Keep up to date with the latest flooding updates in southern Scotland and Cumbria.

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