Flood Warning

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar have today issued an updated Flood Alert for the Western Isles.

There is continued risk of flooding from spray and wave over-topping during high tide this evening (Friday, November 25) and the early hours of Saturday (November 26) morning; and any impacts are expected to be greatest on Saturday morning.

Areas most at risk include exposed, low lying, westerly and southerly facing coastal areas. However, some exposed eastern coastal areas, particularly around Stornoway, may also see some impacts. Inland areas are not at risk of flooding at present.

The times of greatest risk will be at high tide, around 5.45pm to 7pm on Friday evening and 6.15am to 7.15am on Saturday morning.

Members of the public are advised to be vigilant in low lying coastal areas, particularly at these times. SEPA will monitor the situation closely and provide further information when available.

Please note that low lying and exposed westerly facing causeways and roads may be vulnerable to flooding from heavy spray/wave over-topping from large waves, particularly at high water.