Flood outlook – Tuesday 9 October

  09 October 2018

Marc Becker, Duty Flooding Manager for SEPA, said:

"Heavy and persistent rain falling on saturated ground is expected to cause continued isolated flooding of low-lying land and roads across western Scotland today. The rain is expected to ease off throughout Tuesday afternoon and into the evening. Rivers will remain high in areas that experienced a lot of rain yesterday but are expected to fall later in the day.

"Areas likely to see difficult driving conditions and ponding of water in known trouble spots include West Central Scotland, Skye and Lochaber, Argyll and western parts of Central and Tayside. Wind debris, such as fallen leaves, may increase this risk by blocking drains.

"High tides will peak around the whole Scottish coastline over the next few days, increasing the possibility of some isolated minor flooding to low-lying land and roads. Wind speeds are expected to increase on Friday and into Saturday with southern and western coastal areas exposed to the strong south-westerly winds seeing instances of spray and wave overtopping at high tide.

“Further heavy rainfall is also expected across many southern and western parts over the weekend.

"As always, we continue to work closely with our partners in the Met Office, the Scottish Flood Forecasting Service and local authorities to ensure they have the latest updates and would encourage members of the public to remain vigilant.

"Live, real-time flood updates are available on the SEPA website or for specific notifications for your area, please sign up to Floodline on 0345 988 1188. People can also report and check flooding impacts in their area using Report-a-Flood."