A flood alert has been issued for Ayrshire and Arran
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Ayrshire and Arran by SEPA and a YELLOW weather alert for RAIN has been issued by the Met Office.
Heavy thundery downpours are likely to affect areas across Scotland during Friday and again on Saturday. It is currently not possible to define exactly what areas will be affected and some areas will miss the worst of the heavy showers and thunderstorms.
However where these thunderstorms do occur they are likely to bring torrential rain. People should be aware and prepared to act.
If these showers coincide with built-up areas there is a risk of surface water flooding to properties and roads, and disruption to infrastructure and travel.
There is also a risk of flooding to properties and roads from smaller rivers and watercourses if the heavy downpours occur over small urban or fast responding catchments.
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 24200.
Please stay weather aware and flood aware.
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