FURTHER flooding is likely in parts of the Borders this week, say forecasters – with possible "danger to life".

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for rain in central and western parts of the region, beginning tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon and lasting until Wednesday at noon.

"Homes and businesses are likely to be flooded, causing damage to some buildings," say forecasters, adding: "Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life."

Jedburgh, Selkirk and Peebles are among the towns covered by the warning.

A yellow warning for rain, meanwhile, covers a larger part of the Borders. It comes into force at 6am tomorrow and lasts until Wednesday at 6pm.

A wind warning comes into effect at 2am tomorrow, lasting until 6pm.

A Met Office spokesperson said: "A spell of persistent and often heavy rain will affect much of Scotland during Tuesday and Wednesday.

"Rainfall accumulations of 40 to 60mm are expected quite widely across the warning area with a few places possibly seeing 80-120mm in a 24 to 36-hour period, although there still remains some uncertainty in peak totals.

"Drier conditions will arrive from the west during the second half of Wednesday.

"Strong southerly winds are likely to accompany the rain."

For more information, visit the Met Office website.