Flood outlook - 7 March

date07 March 2018

Marc Becker, SEPA's Duty Flooding Manager said:

“The ongoing thaw of snow, is likely to cause localised flooding of low-lying land and roads over the next few days. This may cause disruption to travel and is expected to largely affect eastern areas of Scotland, from Aberdeenshire through to Fife and the Borders.

“Rivers have generally peaked, although will remain high over the next few days as the steady thaw continues, however they are expected to remain below flood warning thresholds. While large rivers are not expected to cause flooding for the rest of the week, localised impacts are possible from surface water flooding on Wednesday as the thaw continues.

“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. People can also report and check flooding impacts in their area using Report-a-Flood.