Flood outlook - 9 December

  09 December 2015

Marc Becker, SEPA’s Hydrology Duty Manager, said:

Outbreaks of rain, accompanied by gale force winds, are expected across the country today with the heaviest and most persistent rain likely to fall across central Scotland and the western Highlands.

“Flooding impacts may affect communities and cause disruption to travel and infrastructure in Tayside today as the heavy rain will cause river levels, which are already high, to rise again. However peak levels are expected to be lower than those seen over the weekend.

“There is also a risk of localised flooding, due to heavy rain falling on saturated ground, in Dumfries and Galloway, western areas of the Scottish Borders, Easter Ross and the Great Glen and around the Spey.

“The rain is expected to turn to showers during Wednesday evening and these will continue overnight and into Thursday.

“We are continuing to monitor the situation closely and the latest flood updates are available on our live flood updates page of the SEPA website.

“We also encourage people to sign up for free flood messages direct to their phone by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188 or via our website. Members of the public can also use the recently launched Report–a-Flood tool to inform us of flooding incidents. SEPA will publish these reports online to increase awareness of local flood impacts and help keep communities informed of the areas most affected. Please note that Report-a-Flood is purely for information sharing and cannot be used to report problems, ask questions or report emergencies. Emergency situations should always be reported to the emergency services.”