Flood outlook for Friday 30 August and Saturday 31 August

date30 August 2019

Unsettled weather is forecast to affect large parts of Scotland on Friday and Saturday, bringing a risk of surface water and river flooding, and also the potential for some localised wave overtopping along the coast.

On Friday afternoon and evening, heavy rain will affect mainly south west, west and north west Scotland, with a risk of surface water and flooding from small watercourses. Flooding could affect roads and parts of communities, causing disruption to travel and transport.

Overnight and into Saturday afternoon, more persistent rain will continue to affect the same areas as Friday and also Moray and Tayside. Larger rivers will respond on Saturday affecting primarily agricultural floodplains but also potentially the transport network and parts of communities.

With windy conditions and a period of spring tides, there is a risk of localised wave overtopping along the coast including the Solway coast and also potentially the Moray coast and Orkney on Saturday.

Regional Flood Alerts are currently in place and local Flood Warnings may be issued as rivers respond to rain in affected areas.

SEPA will continue to monitor the situation closely. The best thing you can do is to be prepared in advance, especially if you are going to be out and about. If you need more information please go to the SEPA website (floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates) or dial Floodline on 0345 988 1188. You can also find out the latest travel updates by visiting trafficscotland.org.

Report-A-Flood enables anyone to share information on current flooding issues, helping to reduce the disruption which flooding can cause. Share details of any flooding in your area at: floodlinescotland.org.uk/report-a-flood/.

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