Marc Becker, Hydrology Duty Manager at SEPA said:
“Today should be mainly dry with rain tonight spreading into Western areas of Scotland. There will be high winds today and, combined with high tides around midday, some isolated instances of spray and wave overtopping may lead to minor flooding of coastal roads around the Solway Firth.
Our main focus is currently a band of heavy and persistent rain due to spread through the country overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. This is very likely to cause impacts from Dumfries & Galloway and the western parts of the Scottish Borders northwards through west central Scotland, Tayside to the edge of Southern Aberdeenshire. As we get closer to the event on Tuesday evening, information from our predictive models and gauging stations will give us improved confidence about which areas are likely to be affected. Once we have more detailed information, we will issue the necessary flood alerts and warnings.
We would urge people to keep a close eye on Met Office forecasts and on SEPA’s flood updates page which can be found at http://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/. There is also some advice on our website about preparing for flooding here http://www.floodlinescotland.org.uk/your-home/
SEPA staff will continue to work closely with the Met Office, Local Authorities and Scottish Government throughout the coming days to keep everyone up to date with the developing picture. Members of the public can also call Floodline on 0345 988 1188.”