Flooding situation - 16:30

  31 January 2014

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is reminding people to check the potential flooding situation in their area, as Scotland experiences more wet and windy weather today and over the weekend.

A number of flood alerts and warnings have been issued, with more possible over the next few days. A real time list of all flooding messages is available on SEPA’s website or by calling Floodline on 0845 988 11 88. People can also sign up to have flood messages sent free to their phone.

  • The East coast from Aberdeen to Kirkcaldy could see wave overtopping today due to high tides and storm surge.
  • The Northern Isles could also see some spray and wave overtopping overnight.
  • Saturday will bring high tides and storm surge around the Firth of Clyde, though this is not expected to be as bad as experienced on 3 January.
  • Dumfries and Galloway is at risk of some localised coastal flooding on Saturday due to strong winds and the high tide.
  • The Western Isles, Wester Ross and Loch Linnhe may also experience coastal impacts tomorrow with high tides and storm surge.

SEPA has been communicating with local authorities and emergency responders in all potentially affected areas to ensure they have the advance information they need to take any steps necessary.