Flood outlook statement - 14/11/14 - 13.20pm

date14 November 2014

Marc Becker, Duty Hydrology Manager from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) said:

“Spells of very wet weather will affect Scotland today and over the weekend. Given the recent rainfall, it is likely that catchments will respond rapidly to further rainfall.  

“A band of rain will spread northeast across most areas of Scotland on Friday and will be heavy for a time across the Southern Uplands, Tayside, Angus, and southern Aberdeenshire.

“There is a potential risk of flooding, to low-lying agricultural land and roads across Tayside, Angus and Aberdeenshire during Friday. Rivers in these areas will respond quickly following the recent wet weather with the greatest response likely to be in the River Isla, River Earn and South Esk.

“During Saturday the rain will become confined to the far northeast and the Northern Isles, where persistent rainfall in Orkney may result in flooding to low-lying roads and land.

“A further spell of heavy and persistent rainfall is expected more widely across eastern Scotland on Sunday. This has the potential to result in minor flood impacts across eastern Aberdeenshire, Angus, Fife, East Lothian and the eastern Borders during Sunday and into early Monday.

“SEPA will continue to monitor the situation. We would encourage members of the public to remain vigilant and be mindful of the conditions in their locality and when travelling. The latest updates are available on our website and you can also sign up on our website to receive flood alerts and warnings updates direct to your phone, for free. Do remember that not every area in Scotland is covered by a local flood warning scheme, if there is a regional flood alert out for your area you should prepare for flooding.”