Flooding outlook - 24 February

date24 February 2015

Vincent Fitzsimons, Duty Flooding Manager for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) said:

Rain is expected to spread across the country from the west during Wednesday and milder conditions will lead to a thaw of recent snowfall. Localised flooding of low-lying land and roads is possible during Wednesday and Thursday across the north west Highlands and across parts of south west Scotland including Galloway, Ayrshire and Arran.

“During Thursday isolated spray and wave-overtopping is also possible around exposed coastal areas in the north and west due to large waves.

“We are monitoring this situation closely. 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 possible flooding.”