AN AMBER weather warning and, currently, a dozen flood warnings are in place as the Borders is being battered by high winds and torrential rain.

The advice from authorities is not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

Winds of over 60 miles-per-hour have already been recorded in parts of the region - and the gusts are expected to strengthen further as Sunday progresses.

Flood warnings are in place along the Tweed, particularly from Romanno Bridge to Lyne Station, around Dawyck, and from Tweedbank to Floors.

Communities along the Teviot and Slitrig around Hawick are being warned to take precautions, and low-lying land along the Jed Water from Camptown all the way down to Jed Foot is also at risk from rising water.

The Ettrick is already bursting its banks in areas, and parts of the village of Newcastleton are also at risk.

Almost all roads now have deep pools of standing water and there is also debris from the high winds.

The SRU postponed the women's interntational between Scotland and England at Scotstound due to the winds.