31 December 2012
Pascal Lardet, Flood Unit Manager for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) said:
At present specific flood warnings have been issued for Strath Oykel, Strathglass, Ballinluig to Logierait, Carse of Lennoch to Lochlane, Crieff to Innerpeffray, Dalguise, Glen Lyon, Grandtully Bridge to Logierait Viaduct, Innerpeffray to Bridge of Earn, Logierait to Victoria Bridge, Moulinearn, Pitlochry to Ballinluig, Taymouth Castle to Boat of Cluny, and the River Tummel in Pitlochry.
"More general flood alerts are also currently in place for Caithness and Sutherland, Easter Ross and Great Glen, Tayside, Argyll and Bute, Ayrshire and Arran, Central, Skye and Lochaber, West Central Scotland, Wester Ross, and the Western Isles.
"Clearer drier conditions are expected to spread southeast across all areas by mid-afternoon. Blustery showers, turning to snow on higher ground, will follow from Monday evening and will be most frequent in the north and west.
"Due to continuing strong winds and high tides there is a risk of spray and wave overtopping in exposed coastal areas and promenades on the west coast. There is also a risk of river flooding in Tayside (Rivers Tay and Earn), Easter Ross and the Great Glen, Caithness and Sutherland and the Central region (Upper River Forth) during Monday, and this risk will extend into Tuesday for Tayside.
"Members of the public, in areas which could be affected, are encouraged to remain vigilant and mindful of the conditions in their locality, especially if travelling. Businesses and members of the public can access the latest flood updates for their area, and sign up to Floodline, our direct warning service, via our website www.sepa.org.uk, or by calling 0845 988 1188."