Flooding update at 12.30

  05 January 2014

Following a more settled spell overnight, river levels have receded slightly but remain high. This means that rivers are likely to be responsive to more rain and so there is a likelihood of flooding to low lying ground in areas where the there has been prolonged rainfall.

A further band of heavy rain and strong winds are expected to move through Dumfries & Galloway, Western Borders, Central, Tayside, Angus and South Aberdeenshire during the early afternoon and into tonight. The rain is expected to ease off from around midnight, before returning late Monday morning.

The public should continue to be vigilant on the risks posed by high tides around Scotland on Sunday and Monday.  Strong winds will add spray and wave overtopping problems at times of high water in many areas.  Another tidal surge will increase high tide levels in the South West although this is forecast to be less significant than on Friday.

As always, we urge people to keep an eye on our Flood Alerts and Warnings page or call Floodline on 0845 988 1188.