Flood outlook - 14:30

  01 January 2014

Rainfall will cause river levels to rise in Dumfries and Galloway, the Scottish Borders, Central Scotland, Tayside and Angus during Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Flood alerts have been issued in these areas, with the risk of more flooding for low-lying agricultural land. In localities where the heaviest rain falls, some isolated flooding is also possible for low-lying minor roads and properties. However, any flooding on Wednesday is not expected to be on the scale of last Monday (30 December), nor is it expected on the scale of the less extreme event on Friday (27 December).

On Friday (3 January) a storm surge coinciding with high astronomical tides may bring the risk of coastal flooding. Flood alerts, meaning flooding is possible on Friday, will likely be issued for Ayrshire, the Clyde estuary, and Loch Linnhe. However, more areas could be affected.

Heavy rain on Friday will also cause rivers to rise again in the Scottish Borders, Tayside, and Dumfries and Galloway. Flood alerts have already been issued for these areas.

SEPA will continue to work closely with the Met Office and will regularly review the flood risk from both coastal and river flooding over the next 48 hours.

We would encourage the public to check the SEPA website or call SEPA's Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for the most up-to-date information on their area.