Flood outlook for Saturday 31 August

date31 August 2019

Unsettled weather continues today bringing a risk of surface water and river flooding, and also the potential for some localised wave overtopping along the coast.

During Saturday widespread persistent rain may result in surface water flooding in the Great Glen, Moray and Lochaber, and potentially elsewhere in northern and central Scotland. Larger rivers will also respond in these areas 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 in the Solway Firth, along the Aberdeenshire and Moray coasts, and around Orkney.

Showers are forecast to develop widely on Sunday, becoming locally heavy with thunder, but are expected to move through quickly on the breeze before dying out from the west.

SEPA will continue to monitor the situation closely. 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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