Flooding outlook - Friday 26 June

  26 June 2020

Flooding outlook – Friday 26 June

Significant impacts are possible from surface water flooding on Friday afternoon and evening across the country due to heavy, thundery showers. In the north east, these impacts may continue to be seen overnight and into Saturday morning. 

Most places will stay dry, but flooding and disruption to travel is possible, particularly if rain falls in built up areas prone to flooding, or on major roads.

Minor impacts are also possible if showers occur over fast responding and small watercourses.

SEPA has issued regional flood alerts across the country. A team of expert staff will closely monitor and issue updates as required.

Minor impacts from surface water are likely to occur in isolated locations across Scotland on Saturday and are possible on Sunday.

The latest forecasts and observations are combined with local expertise from all regions of Scotland to understand and present the flooding risk.

Thunderstorms

  • Thunderstorms can cause very intense and localised torrential downpours, with potential dangerous flash flooding impacts.
  • It is very hard to predict where exactly impacts may be experienced; it can also happen suddenly, so it is important you are prepared and remain vigilant.
  • It is your responsibility to take action to protect yourselves and your property against flooding, for information on how to prepare visit, https://www.floodlinescotland.org.uk/your-home/.
  • Be careful on the roads. Spray and sudden flooding can lead to difficult driving conditions. You should not drive through flood water.

Staying informed

All SEPA’s Alerts and Warnings are available on our website at floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/ or by calling Floodline on 0345 988 1188.

Floodline is always the most up-to-date information – with any new flood updates available as soon as they are issued.

You can also sign up to receive these messages to your phone, for free. You can call Floodline or register online at floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup/