David Faichney, SEPA’s Duty Flood Manager, said:
“The change to more autumnal conditions this weekend will bring heavy rain and high winds to some parts of Scotland.
“The current flood risk over the weekend remains low, but as we start next week we will see some effects from the remnants of ex-hurricane Ophelia on Monday and into Tuesday. This will include heavy rain, high winds in the west of Scotland and the potential for a surge in tides that may affect the Solway Coast and Firth of Clyde. The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings in anticipation of this.
“As always, our forecasters will continue to monitor the situation over the weekend and will provide targeted flood alerts and warnings if required to ensure advance warning is provided on potential flooding in local areas. The most up-to-date flood messages are always available on our live flood updates page of the SEPA website.
“We would encourage members of public to remain vigilant, especially in areas susceptible to flooding and sign up to Floodline on 0345 988 1188 for the most up to date alerts and warnings.
“As the national flood forecasting and flood warning authority, we work in close partnership with the Met Office through the Scottish Flood Forecasting Service, to provide daily updates to Local Authorities and first responders on the potential for flooding across Scotland.”