Flood Alert issued across Ayrshire due to the risk of heavy isolated showers

Flooding outlook – Saturday 27 June


Flood Alerts are out across the country due to the risk of heavy isolated showers. Impacts are possible from surface water 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.


An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Ayrshire and Arran.


Heavy thundery showers are likely to develop during Saturday, with more prolonged rainfall on Sunday. On Saturday most places will stay dry, however if your area is affected by a heavy shower, this may lead to localised flooding from surface water and small watercourses. The greatest risk is if these occur over built-up areas and the transport network. Possible impacts may include flooding of low-lying land, roads, properties and disruption to travel.


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 UPDATE is now in force until further notice.  


If you haven't already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup.


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, www.floodlinescotland.org.uk.

  • Be careful on the roads. Spray and sudden flooding can lead to difficult driving conditions. You should not drive through flood water.



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