Pascal Lardet, Flood Unit Manager from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), said:
While the heaviest rainfall has now passed for most of the country, river levels are continuing to rise across areas of Dumfries and Galloway, Tayside and Dundee and Angus, with the potential for localised flooding throughout today, before subsiding later this evening. There will still be some further persistent rain in the northeast and surface water issues on road networks and urban areas can still be expected in areas already saturated by the heavy rainfall overnight.
“Wave overtopping and high tides are still expected along the Moray coast and eastern coastlines through today and overnight, which may result in isolated instances of flooding and spray.
“We would encourage people 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 0345 988 1188.”