SEPA reduces flood warnings for Scotland

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has reported a fall in flood waters in Scotland following heavy rainfall.

Severe weather conditions affected Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian, Strathclyde and Fife yesterday (10 August) and overnight, with Pebbles in the Borders being an area of particular concern.

In Edinburgh, the rainfall forecast has been reduced by the MET Office and no significant flood impacts are expected.

From Perth northwards the situation has also improved and this expected to continue as the day progresses.

Low lying agricultural land has been most affected, but water is being to drain away.

A spokeswoman for SEPA told edie: "It is now a much improved picture this afternoon and we have already taken down a lot of our flood warnings.

"Most of the rivers have now peaked and waters are falling."

According to the MET Office, Glasgow has seen one of the wettest 24 hour periods since records began.

Carys Matthews


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