DRONE footage taken above Dumfries shows the impact of flooding in the area after the River Nith burst its banks.

Amber alerts have been in place across southern Scotland as heavy rain battered the area, with 132mm of rain recorded at Eskdalemuir between 1am on Wednesday and 6pm yesterday evening.

Parts of Cumbria in northern England recorded more than in a few hours than is anticipated in Glasgow for the whole of winter, meteorologist Sean Batty warned this morning.

Yellow warnings continue to be in place for Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian and the Borders, though it is understood that some of the worst flooding seen yesterday has since receded.

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Nithsdale Police reported that Whitesands in Dumfries, which was heavily flooded yesterday and even saw four adults rescued from a flooded business premises, has reduced and the road has reopened.

Trains between Carlisle and Dumfries continue to be cancelled until further notice after some bridges were “washed away”, and there are fears that more rain could cause more issues in the region.

The footage below shows the extent of flooding around Dumfries. The town does not yet have flood defences, and footage also shows a van stuck in the water as it came over near Lincluden.