Heavy rain and snow melt

  23 January 2018

Persistent rainfall across many areas of Scotland has combined with melting snow to cause a sharp rise in river levels throughout today, particularly in areas of Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Borders and Tayside.

Further heavy rainfall is expected to move across the country overnight, with rivers in western parts of Tayside and the Scottish Borders expected to respond.

Impacts from flooding overnight are expected to be largely confined to agricultural land and isolated properties, with disruption on some roads and transport links due to surface water.  Some communities in Scottish Borders may also be affected.

The situation is expected to ease throughout Wednesday as the rainfall becomes more showery in nature and snowmelt starts to reduce however river levels will remain high.

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, especially in isolated, low lying agricultural areas susceptible to flooding.

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.