Flooding situation – 1730

date30 December 2013

The two main areas of concern in Scotland at present are Dumfries and Galloway, and the Borders.

Although the heaviest rain has now cleared Dumfries and Galloway, the River Nith in Dumfries is still rising due to water working down the catchment. We expect them to start falling around 9pm. Other river levels in Dumfries and Galloway, including Newton Stewart, have now peaked and are falling.

River levels in Peebles in the Borders are also still rising and a number of flood warnings have been issued. Levels along the River Tweed will remain high as the water works its way down the catchment. Further warnings may be issued for low lying agricultural areas on the lower Tweed.

There is also a warning out for Rosebank in Glasgow, the river levels are still high but significant property flooding is not expected.

In Edinburgh, Tayside and Angus most rivers levels have stabilised or have started to fall.

SEPA will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates and warnings when necessary.

The most up-to-date information on alerts and warnings is available on our website where people can also read more detail on each of the alerts issued.