Flood Alert issued for Dumfries & Galloway

date01 January 2018

High tides combined with a large storm surge are expected throughout the region on Tuesday night into Wednesday afternoon. Coastal communities and roads may witness flooding during times at and around high tides over this period.

The exact track of the low pressure weather system is still uncertain, therefore precise surge levels remain difficult to accurately assess. However, several Flood Warnings are likely to be issued tomorrow (Tuesday 2nd January 2018).

As always, our forecasters will continue to monitor the situation and will provide regional flood alerts and local flood warnings if required to ensure advance warning is provided on potential flooding in local areas.  The most up-to-date flood messages are always available on our live flood updates page of the SEPA website.

We would encourage members of the public to remain vigilant, especially in areas susceptible to flooding and sign up to Floodline on 0345 988 1188 for the most up to date alerts and warnings.

As the national flood forecasting and flood warning authority, we work in close partnership with the Met Office through the Scottish Flood Forecasting Service, to provide daily updates to local authorities and first responders on the potential for flooding across Scotland.