Flood alert issued by Sepa for parts of isles
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) this afternoon issued a rare warning of possible coastal flooding in Shetland during the high tides on tonight and tomorrow morning.
The overall level of risk has been given as low, with a risk of minor impacts from spray and wave overtopping likely during the high tides, which will be coupled with strong westerly winds and a small storm surge.
High tides times are 9.50pm for Scalloway and 11.25pm for Lerwick tonight, and 9.52am for Scalloway and 11.49am for Lerwick on Wednesday morning.
According to Sepa any effects are likely to be limited to areas that are “historically prone to coastal flooding”.
Latest information for Shetland is available at: http://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/info/town/Shetland
Individuals and businesses can sign up for targeted Flood Warning Messages at: http://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup/