Flood Alert Info - Shetland

Area Description

Shetland.
This is a Flood Alert Area. For this area the highest level of flood notification that you will receive is a Flood Alert. No Flood Warnings or Severe Flood Warnings are issued for this area.
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Flood Alert History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 27 Jun 2020 09:21
Shetland
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. Heavy thundery showers are likely to develop during 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. Thunderstorms are intense, localised, hard to predict and their flooding impacts vary. Due to the very localised nature of flooding from thunderstorms, your specific area may not be impacted. 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 is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service. If you havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 10 Feb 2020 13:51
Shetland
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. This alert is for coastal flooding. Due to a combination of high tides along with a large surge, wind and waves there is a risk of flooding in coastal areas during Sunday and Monday. The greatest risk is around the times of High Water, which at Lerwick falls around 00:00 (midnight) on Monday evening, and around 12:00 (midday) on Tuesday. There will be a risk from wind and waves at all times, particularly on exposed coasts. 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 havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 9 Feb 2020 09:26
Shetland
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. This alert is for coastal flooding. Due to a combination of high tides along with a large surge, wind and waves there is a risk of flooding in coastal areas during Sunday and Monday. The greatest risk is around the times of High Water, which at Lerwick on Sunday falls at around 11:00 and 23:00; and on Monday at around 11:30 in the morning and the following midnight. There will be a risk from wind and waves at all times, particularly on exposed coasts. 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 havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 8 Feb 2020 09:49
Shetland
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. This alert is for coastal flooding. Due to a combination of high tides along with a large surge, wind and waves there is a risk of flooding in coastal areas from Saturday evening, and during Sunday and Monday. The greatest risk is around the times of High Water, which on Saturday falls around 2300 and on Sunday falls around 1100 in the morning, and 2300 in the evening. There will be a risk from wind and waves at all times, particularly on exposed coasts. 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 is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service. If you havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 19:51
Shetland
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. There is a risk of coastal flooding on Wednesday due to higher than usual tides and large waves. This will increase the risk of flooding to low lying land and roads and could affect exposed coastal properties. There could also be wave overtopping of coastal defences and causeways. The periods of greatest risk are around high tide. 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 havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 15 Jan 2020 11:50
Shetland
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. There is a risk of coastal flooding on Wednesday due to higher than usual tides and large waves. This will increase the risk of flooding to low lying land and roads and could affect exposed coastal properties. There could also be wave overtopping of coastal defences and causeways. The periods of greatest risk are around the high tide which occurs at Lerwick around 13:45 on Wednesday. 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 havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 14 Jan 2020 11:30
Shetland
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. There is a risk of significant coastal flooding on Tuesday due to higher than usual tides and large waves. This will increase the risk of flooding to low lying land and roads and could affect exposed coastal properties. There could also be wave overtopping of coastal defences and causeways. The periods of greatest risk are around the high tide which occurs at Lerwick around 13:00 on Tuesday and 01:30 and 14:15 on Wednesday. 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 havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 12 Jan 2020 11:53
Shetland
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. There is a risk of significant coastal flooding on Monday and Tuesday due to higher than usual tides and large waves. This will increase the risk of flooding to low lying land and roads and could affect exposed coastal properties. There could also be wave overtopping of coastal defences and causeways. The periods of greatest risk are around the high tide which occurs at Lerwick around 13:00 on Monday and 01:00/13:00 on Tuesday. 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 is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service. If you havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 10 Jan 2020 11:48
Shetland
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. This alert is for coastal flooding Due to a combination of high tides along with surge and wave action, there is a risk of flooding from waves and spray overtopping over the weekend and into Monday and Tuesday. Built up areas and the transport network are at greater risk where possible impacts could include: Flooding of isolated properties and disruption to transport in coastal areas, particularly those exposed to the south west. 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 is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service. If you havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 13 Dec 2019 11:23
Shetland
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. This alert is for coastal flooding. A combination of large waves and strong south easterly winds could cause wave overtopping around periods of high tide, which occurs around midnight on Friday night and midday on Saturday at Lerwick. South and east facing coastlines will be most exposed to wind and waves but other coastlines could also be affected. There could be disruption to travel and flooding of low-lying land and roads. 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 is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service. If you havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 23 Mar 2019 10:23
Shetland
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. High spring tides, accompanied by a surge and large waves, give a risk of coastal flooding during Saturday and Sunday. Most at risk are isolated properties, roads and causeways. The greatest risk is around the time of high water, which is at 01:00 and 13:30 on Sunday at Lerwick. 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 havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 22 Mar 2019 12:08
Shetland
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. High spring tides, accompanied by a surge and large waves, give a risk of coastal flooding during Friday and Saturday. Most at risk are isolated properties, roads and causeways. The greatest risk is around the time of high water, which is at 00:00 and 12:00 on Saturday at Lerwick. 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 havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 21 Mar 2019 14:22
Shetland
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. High spring tides, accompanied by a surge and large waves, give a risk of coastal flooding during Friday. Most at risk are isolated properties, roads and causeways. The greatest risk is around the time of high water, which is at 1145 at Lerwick. 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 is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service. If you havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2019 11:40
Shetland
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. This alert is for coastal flooding On Monday and into Tuesday high tides and strong winds bring a risk of wave overtopping to exposed locations. Potential impacts include localised wave and spray overtopping and isolated flooding of land and roads in low lying coastal locations exposed to the west and south west. The periods of greatest risk are around high water at 11:30pm on Monday and 11:30am on Tuesday. 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 is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service. If you havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 16 Dec 2018 10:10
Shetland
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. This alert is for coastal flooding. Due to a combination of strong winds and large waves, there is a risk of flooding from spray and wave overtopping. The greatest risk is around the time of high water Sunday around 1630 (times for Lerwick) although impacts may be observed throughout Sunday. Areas particularly at risk are areas exposed to the south-east and south-south-east. 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 havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 15 Dec 2018 10:52
Shetland
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. This alert is for coastal flooding. Due to a combination of strong winds and large waves, there is a risk of flooding from spray and wave overtopping. The greatest risk is around the time of high water on Saturday around 1600 and Sunday around 0500 (times for Lerwick). Areas particularly at risk are areas exposed to the south-east and south-south-east. 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 havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 14 Dec 2018 17:06
Shetland
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. Due to a combination of strong winds and large waves, there is a risk of flooding from spray and wave overtopping. The greatest risk is around the time of high water on Saturday around 1600 (time for Lerwick). Areas particularly at risk are areas exposed to the south-east and south-south-east. 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 is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service. If you havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 11:09
Shetland
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. This Flood Alert is for coastal flooding. On Friday into Saturday, high tides are expected to affect the area due to a storm surge and large waves associated with Storm Callum. The greatest risk is expected on Saturday at around 0030am. Localised flooding to low-lying land and roads is likely. Spray and wave overtopping along coastal roads and sea fronts is also possible. SEPA will continue to monitor the situation and further updates will appear here if the situation changes. 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 is now in force until further notice and was sent by phone and sms free of charge to registered customers of our Floodline direct warning service. If you havent already signed up to receive free flood messages, please call Floodline or register online at sepa.org.uk/floodingsignup. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2017 14:32
Shetland
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. This alert is for coastal flooding. Large waves will give a continuing risk of flooding from spray and wave-overtopping to exposed north and west facing parts of the coast through Friday evening into Saturday. This may cause isolated flooding to low-lying land and roads and some travel disruption. Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2017 17:16
Shetland
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. This alert is for coastal flooding. Large waves will give a continuing risk of flooding from spray and wave-overtopping to exposed north and west facing parts of the coast through Thursday evening and into Friday. This may cause isolated flooding to low-lying land and roads and some travel disruption. The time of greatest risk is around high tide, which is at 02:00 Friday at Lerwick. Large waves will persist into Friday. Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2017 13:20
Shetland
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. This alert is for coastal flooding. A surge and large waves will bring the risk of spray and wave-overtopping to exposed parts of the coast on Thursday. This may cause isolated flooding to low-lying land and roads and some travel disruption. The time of greatest risk are at high tide around midday on Thursday. Large waves will persist throughout the day. Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300


Flood Alert issued on 6 Dec 2017 11:27
Shetland
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Shetland. This alert is for coastal flooding. A surge and large waves will bring the risk of spray and wave-overtopping to exposed parts of the coast on Thursday. This may cause isolated flooding to low-lying land and roads and some travel disruption. The times of greatest risk are around high tide during the early hours of Thursday and again around midday on Thursday. Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 21300