Marc Becker, Hydrology Duty Manager at SEPA said:
During Tuesday evening heavy rainfall will come in from the west and remain overnight.
“River flooding is likely to cause disruption particularly in Dumfries and Galloway, but also in western parts of the Scottish Borders, and across large areas of western and central Scotland, including Tayside.
“Significant flooding impacts are likely to affect communities, infrastructure, and cause travel disruption across Scotland.
“A large surge on the west coast, combined with strong southerly winds and large waves, may also cause flooding in exposed coastal areas. The rain will persist into Wednesday morning before turning to showers however, while the weather is expected to improve, river levels will remain high into Thursday.
“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.”