Adverse weather over the next few days may cause flooding across some parts of Dumfries and Galloway. SEPA have issued an official Flood Alert which is for river, surface water and coastal flooding.
Rivers and Surface Water Flooding
A spell of prolonged and at times heavy rainfall is expected to affect the area from Friday through until Saturday. The area at greatest risk is currently looking like eastern parts (Dumfriesshire) where some localised flooding to low-lying land and roads is likely. Property flooding could also occur. Difficult driving conditions and ponding of water in known trouble spots should be expected.
From early Friday through until early on Saturday morning a series of high tides are expected because of a storm surge associated with Storm Callum. The times of greatest risk are at around 1:30am and 1;30pm on Friday and then again at 2:30am on Saturday. Waves are likely to peak around Friday lunchtime.
At periods of high tide, flooding to low-lying land and roads is likely. Spray and wave overtopping along coastal roads and sea fronts is also likely with the greatest risk of this on Friday at lunchtime. Some isolated flooding of properties could occur.
SEPA will continue to monitor the situation and further updates will appear here if the situation changes.
Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. Advice and information is also available through Floodline on 0345 9881188. This FLOOD ALERT is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service. If you haven’t already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup.
Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 24300