Flooding outlook

date29 January 2013

David Faichney, Hydrology Duty Manager for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), said:

There is a risk of coastal and river flooding across many areas of Scotland throughout today and Wednesday as the poor weather continues.

"Very strong south westerly winds, spring tides and a positive tidal surge mean that there is potential for minor low impact flooding along the west coast. Exposed coastlines stretching from Dumfries and Galloway up to the Western Isles are most susceptible during Tuesday, however by Wednesday evening the largest waves are expected in Orkney and Caithness and Sutherland.

"As a result of further rainfall and snow melt in the Tayside and Central area, during Tuesday, river flooding may impact low lying agricultural land and local roads.

"SEPA will continue to monitor the situation and would encourage the public to check the SEPA website for active flood alerts or call SEPA's Floodline on 0845 988 1188, for the most up to date information on their area."