Flood Alert Info - Edinburgh and Lothians

Area Description

Edinburgh and Lothians.

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 Currently in Force

There are no Flood Alerts currently in force for this area. See below for historical flood warnings.

Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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Flood Alert History

Number of historic Flood Alerts that have previously been recorded for this area:
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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 9 Dec 2018 10:42
Edinburgh and Lothians
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Edinburgh and Lothians. This alert is for coastal flooding On Sunday into Monday morning high tides and moderate waves bring a risk of wave overtopping to locations exposed to the north and north east. Potential impacts include minor wave and spray overtopping at sea defences and low lying coastal locations. The periods of greatest risk are around high water at 16:00 and 04:00 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 23200


Flood Alert issued on 10 Jun 2018 10:28
Edinburgh and Lothians
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Edinburgh and Lothians. Heavy and thundery showers are expected to affect the area on Sunday afternoon. It is not currently possible to predict exactly which areas will be affected, and some areas may miss the worst of the heavy rain. The heaviest showers are more likely to occur over hills and high ground, however, if the heaviest showers fall over built-up areas or fast-responding rivers there could be isolated flooding to low-lying land, roads and buildings. There could be disruption to travel. The showers are expected to become less frequent into Sunday evening. 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 23200


Flood Alert issued on 8 Jun 2018 14:52
Edinburgh and Lothians
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Edinburgh and Lothians. Heavy and thundery showers are expected to affect the area on Saturday afternoon. It is not currently possible to predict exactly which areas will be affected, and some areas may miss the worst of the heavy rain. However, if the heaviest showers fall over built-up areas or fast-responding rivers there could be flooding to low-lying land, roads and buildings and disruption to travel. People should be aware and prepared to act. The risk is expected to decline into Saturday evening, but there is potential for further heavy showers in some areas on Sunday afternoon. 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 23200


Flood Alert issued on 2 Jun 2018 11:54
Edinburgh and Lothians
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Edinburgh and Lothians. Heavy thundery downpours may affect the area during Saturday. It is currently not possible to define exactly what areas will be affected and some areas will miss the worst of the heavy showers and thunderstorms. However where these thunderstorms do occur they are likely to bring torrential rain. People should be aware and prepared to act. If these showers coincide with built-up areas there is a risk of surface water flooding to properties and roads, and disruption to infrastructure and travel. There is also a risk of flooding to properties and roads from smaller rivers and watercourses if the heavy downpours occur over small urban or fast responding catchments. Further rain may affect the area on Saturday evening into Sunday. Isolated flooding of low lying land and roads is possible. 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 23200


Flood Alert issued on 31 May 2018 16:43
Edinburgh and Lothians
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Edinburgh and Lothians. Heavy thundery downpours are likely to affect areas across Scotland during Friday and again on Saturday. It is currently not possible to define exactly what areas will be affected and some areas will miss the worst of the heavy showers and thunderstorms. However where these thunderstorms do occur they are likely to bring torrential rain. People should be aware and prepared to act. If these showers coincide with built-up areas there is a risk of surface water flooding to properties and roads, and disruption to infrastructure and travel. There is also a risk of flooding to properties and roads from smaller rivers and watercourses if the heavy downpours occur over small urban or fast responding catchments. 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 23200


Flood Alert issued on 21 Apr 2018 17:36
Edinburgh and Lothians
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Edinburgh and Lothians. Thunderstorms overnight are expected to bring heavy rain to Edinburgh and the Lothians between the hours of 10pm and 4am. This could lead to minor flooding impacts such as flooding of low lying land and roads, particularly if the heaviest showers fall on roads or built up areas. 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 23200


Flood Alert issued on 4 Apr 2018 11:06
Edinburgh and Lothians
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Edinburgh and Lothians. Heavy rain and snow melt will give a risk of flooding from surface water and small watercourses during Wednesday. Most at risk are roads and urban areas at lower levels, where there is more likely to be rain than snow. 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 23200


Flood Alert issued on 7 Mar 2018 13:00
Edinburgh and Lothians
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Edinburgh and Lothians. River levels in area may respond to snowmelt on Wednesday. Isolated flooding of low-lying land and roads is possible. 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 23200


Flood Alert issued on 5 Mar 2018 16:26
Edinburgh and Lothians
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Edinburgh and Lothians. Persistent rain is forecast to affect the area on Tuesday. This in combination with melting snow in lower areas brings a risk of flooding from surface water. There is also a risk of flooding from small watercourses 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 23200


Flood Alert issued on 5 Jan 2018 11:16
Edinburgh and Lothians
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Edinburgh and Lothians. This alert is for coastal and river flooding Due to a combination of high tides and large waves there is a risk of isolated flooding from waves and spray overtopping in exposed low lying areas. The periods of greatest risk are around high tide at 5pm on Friday afternoon and 5am on Saturday morning. Rivers in the area may respond to rain on Friday. There is a risk of flooding to low lying land, roads and isolated properties from rivers, small watercourses and surface water. Remain vigilant and remember, it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property.This FLOOD ALERT UPDATE is now in force until further notice. Your Floodline quick dial number for this area is 23200


Flood Alert issued on 4 Jan 2018 14:53
Edinburgh and Lothians
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Edinburgh and Lothians. Heavy rain will affect the area during Thursday evening and into Friday. There is a risk of flooding to low lying land, roads and isolated properties from rivers, small watercourse and surface water. 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 23200