Flood outlook - 6th March

date06 March 2018

Marc Becker, SEPA's Duty Flooding Manager said:

“As further bands of rain and snow move across the country today, some southern, central and eastern parts of Scotland could see minor disruption from isolated flooding due to a combination of rainfall and gradual snowmelt throughout today and into Wednesday 7th March.

“Flood Alerts have been issued for many eastern, central and southern parts of Scotland, to raise awareness of the potential for surface water issues on roads and transport links, while smaller watercourses in parts of eastern Scotland in particular may rise due to melting snow. Significant flooding is not expected at this time, however Flood Warnings may be issued where rainfall and snowmelt combine to create a locally greater risk of flooding, primarily to areas of agricultural land.

“As always, we continue to work closely with our partners in the Met Office, the Scottish Flood Forecasting Service and local authorities to ensure they have the latest updates and would encourage members of the public to remain vigilant, especially in isolated, low lying agricultural areas susceptible to flooding.

“Live, real-time flood updates are available on the SEPA website or for specific notifications for your area, please sign up to Floodline on 0345 988 1188.”