Marc Becker, SEPA’s Hydrology Duty Manager said:
A flood alert is currently in force for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City.
“The River Deveron, the middle reaches of the River Don and the lower reaches of the River Dee are rising due to heavy rainfall. This means that some localised flooding of low lying land and roads is possible from this afternoon and through the evening.
“We are aware of concerns from members of the public but we would like to assure them that any potential flood impacts are not expected to be of the level experienced during last winter. We are also aware of concerns from people in the Ballater area however we would like to assure them that flooding is not currently expected in this area. We will continue to monitor the situation and flood warnings will be issued for any areas of concern.
“Our Floodline number can be used for the most up-to-date information in your area by phone or text on 0345 988 1188. The SEPA website also details the latest Flood Alerts and Warnings for the whole of Scotland.”