Flood outlook (17:00)

date06 January 2014

Heavy showers will continue to cross the country during the rest of Monday (6 January) with the South and West of Scotland receiving the brunt of these.

There is a risk of coastal flooding in the Firth of Clyde, and for areas around the Solway Firth, during Monday afternoon as a result of a tidal surge coinciding with high astronomical tides and strong winds. The North coast, Skye and Lochaber, Caithness and Sutherland and the Northern Isles may also see coastal flooding during Monday, while heavy showers may also result in a risk of river flooding in Tayside, Central Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway and western parts of the Scottish Borders.

The heavier showers will become increasingly confined to northwest Scotland during Tuesday and Wednesday with winds easing a little. High tide levels will fall during Tuesday but a risk of coastal flooding will remain in the northern Isles and the western and northern coastlines into Tuesday with a continued risk of river flooding in the Scottish Borders.

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

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