SEPA unveils new 3 day flood forecast

On the 8th February SEPA officially launched the the new Scottish Flood Forecast service, which provides a 3 day notice to both the public, and businesses, of potential flooding impacts.

Developed by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Met Office, the Scottish Flood Forecast provides the earliest indication possible of when and where flooding is expected over the next three days, and whether the source is from rivers, surface water or the sea.

See below link to the announcement from SEPA themselves:

New Scottish Flood Forecast informs public of flooding three days in advance

Nicole Paterson, SEPA Chief Executive, states:

“The Scottish Flood Forecast is a significant step in helping communities across the country build resilience, especially as climate change brings more extreme weather to Scotland. We recently experienced damaging impacts from flooding in Aberdeenshire and Angus in November and Dumfries and Galloway in December. In Dumfries in particular, levels at the River Nith were the highest ever recorded.

“The forecast is also the biggest change to SEPA’s flood warning service in the last decade. While it currently displays information at a national level, work will continue on the forecast to gradually introduce localised information.”

If you need help understanding Flood Risk, flood forecasts or anything else to do with water in Scotland and how it could impact your development in Scotland, feel free to drop us a line!

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Daniel Cook
I’m a Chartered Water and Environment Manager and specialist Flood Risk Consultant, working in the environmental consultancy sector since 2011. Specialist Subject: flood risk policy!
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