Richard Brown, Head of Hydrology for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), said:
The heavy rain over southern Scotland has now cleared, but will continue for much of the rest of the day across northeastern parts of the country. There remains a medium flood risk in North East Scotland with some moderate disruption in Angus, Aberdeenshire and the eastern parts of Moray, Ross-shire, Caithness and Sutherland. Impacts may extend overnight into Saturday.
“There is still potential for low impact river flooding across a large part of Scotland, although conditions are expected to improve in the South and East from Friday afternoon. There is also a risk of surface water flooding in many areas.
“A general improvement across all areas is forecast to occur during Saturday. SEPA will continue to monitor the situation closely and update its advice accordingly. We would encourage people in the areas potentially at risk to remain vigilant and be mindful of the conditions in their locality and when travelling. 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, or by calling 0845 988 1188.”