Flood outlook statement - 16 July

  16 July 2015

Richard Brown, Head of Hydrology from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), said:

“Overnight into Friday morning, a band of heavy rain is expected to cross the country and may cause flooding issues across areas of Central Scotland, Tayside, Dundee and Angus, with a particular emphasis on urban areas, smaller watercourses and surface water flooding. The impacts are also likely to be felt in broader areas of Argyll and Aberdeenshire. Rivers throughout these areas will respond to the high rainfall totals although any disruption will be mainly confined to low lying areas.

“Heavy rainfall during Friday into Saturday across the Western Isles may lead to a low risk of surface water flooding and disruption due to saturated ground conditions, while river levels in Argyll, Lochaber, Wester Ross and Sutherland are expected to rise, with the potential for isolated flooding.  

“Whilst large waves are expected along the west coast, particularly around the Inner Hebrides, the risk of coastal flooding is very low.

“We would strongly encourage people to remain vigilant and be mindful of these conditions in their locality and when travelling. Members of the public can access the latest flood updates for their area via our website and sign up to the Floodline direct warning service by calling 0345 988 1188.”