Flood outlook for Saturday 10 August and Sunday 11 August

date10 August 2019

Pascal Lardet, Flood Duty Manager for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) said:

“Unsettled weather will continue today and tomorrow and regional Flood Alerts will remain in place across much of the country due to further thundery showers forecast on Saturday and longer spells of rain on Sunday.

"Most of the local Flood Warnings issued following the heavy rain on Friday have now been removed as river levels have fallen. However further Warnings may be issued as catchments are saturated and rivers may respond quickly to further rain in affected areas.

“Many places may miss the heaviest showers, but if they affect urban areas or the transport network there could be disruption due to surface water flooding. This could include flooding of low-lying land and roads and difficult driving conditions. There could also be flooding from small and urban rivers if isolated rainfall is intense and prolonged.

“A longer spell of rain in the South on Sunday may cause rivers to rise, resulting in localised flooding impacts from rivers, further surface water flooding and transport disruption.

“SEPA will continue to monitor the situation closely over the coming days. 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. You can report flooding at floodlinescotland.org.uk/report-a-flood/.”