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Flood alert has been issued for Ayrshire and Arran

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued a Flooding Alert for Ayrshire and Arran.

Heavy rainfall is expected from Tuesday night into Wednesday, which will lead to a risk of flooding to land and property from rivers.

This may also result in widespread disruption to travel and infrastructure.

In addition due to a large surge combined with strong southerly winds and large waves may cause some minor flooding from waves and spray overtopping in exposed coastal areas.

The greatest risk is at around the time of high water on Wednesday at 0330 and 1445.

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

Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 24200/

With severe weather forecast over the next 24 hours we are urging the public to remain vigilant and to avoid exposed coastal areas.

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