Weekend flood outlook – 27th / 28th January

date27 January 2018

Wet wintry weather is forecast to continue over the weekend with showers throughout today and Sunday morning expected to keep river levels high in areas affected by flooding last week, such as Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

On Sunday afternoon, our attention turns to more persistent rainfall in northwest and central Scotland, which could cause localised flooding from rivers already running high to agricultural land and isolated properties. Given the broad sweep of forecast rainfall, the area's most likely to be affected include, Findhorn Nairn Moray and Speyside, Easter Ross and the Great Glen, Skye and Lochaber, Argyll and Bute, and western parts of Tayside and Central.

Tides are generally at the lowest of their cycle (neaps) however a storm surge combined with potentially large waves throughout Saturday and Sunday may cause some spray and wave overtopping along more exposed stretches of coastline.

As always, we continue to work closely with the Met Office, the Scottish Flood Forecasting Service and local authorities over the weekend to ensure the latest updates are issued as soon as possible and would encourage the public to stay vigilant and keep up to date on local conditions, especially when travelling.

Check our live flood updates for the latest Alerts or Warnings for your areas.