Flood outlook - 18 December

date18 December 2015

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

From around midday today, western areas of Scotland are due to experience further heavy rainfall, especially in Dumfries and Galloway, Argyll and Bute, South Ayrshire and western parts of the Scottish Borders. The rainfall is expected to fall throughout Friday afternoon and overnight into Saturday morning.

“Forecasts show the potential for generally 20-30mm of rainfall over this time period in areas of Dumfries and Galloway, with potential for up to 50mm over the hills. Argyll and Bute could experience isolated rainfall totals of up to 50-60mm in places. Due to the intensity of the rainfall in these areas, there is the likelihood of minor flooding impacts from smaller rivers and watercourses, in addition to disruption of road networks due to surface water.  

“While not directly affected by the heaviest rainfall, Tayside and Central areas remain at risk of very minor flooding impacts as ground conditions remain saturated from earlier in the week.

“The heavy rain is expected to clear towards the south east during Saturday afternoon, however showers will continue throughout the day and into Sunday.”

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