Flooding Update – 31 December
31 December 2012
Pascal Lardet, Flood Unit Manager for the Scottish Environment
Protection Agency (SEPA) said: "At present specific flood warnings
have been issued for Strath Oykel, Strathglass, Ballinluig to
Logierait, Carse of Lennoch to Lochlane, Crieff to Innerpeffray,
Dalguise, Glen Lyon, Grandtully Bridge to Logierait Viaduct,
Innerpeffray to Bridge of Earn, Logierait to Victoria Bridge,
Moulinearn, Pitlochry to Ballinluig, Taymouth Castle to Boat of
Cluny, and the River Tummel in Pitlochry.
"More general flood alerts are also currently in place for
Caithness and Sutherland, Easter Ross and Great Glen, Tayside,
Argyll and Bute, Ayrshire and Arran, Central, Skye and Lochaber,
West Central Scotland, Wester Ross, and the Western Isles.
"Clearer drier conditions are expected to spread southeast
across all areas by mid-afternoon. Blustery showers, turning
to snow on higher ground, will follow from Monday evening and will
be most frequent in the north and west.
"Due to continuing strong winds and high tides there is a risk
of spray and wave overtopping in exposed coastal areas and
promenades on the west coast. There is also a risk of river
flooding in Tayside (Rivers Tay and Earn), Easter Ross and the
Great Glen, Caithness and Sutherland and the Central region (Upper
River Forth) during Monday, and this risk will extend into Tuesday
"Members of the public, in areas which could be affected, are
encouraged to remain vigilant and mindful of the conditions in
their locality, especially if travelling. Businesses and members of
the public can access the latest flood updates for their area, and
sign up to Floodline, our direct warning service, via our website
www.sepa.org.uk, or by calling 0845 988 1188."