A FLOOD alert has been issued for East Lothian with heavy rain predicted for today (Wednesday) and tomorrow (Thursday).

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) issued the warning and said: “Persistent rainfall during Wednesday evening and into Thursday will cause river levels to rise.

“Flooding from rivers and surface water is possible during this time.

“Typical impacts could include flooding to low lying land and roads leading to travel disruption and possibly flooding of properties.

“Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property.”

Further advice is available on 0345 988 1188.

The alert comes after the Met Office put out yellow 'be aware' warnings for both days due to the predicted rainfall in the county.