Flood Alert Info - Western Isles

Area Description

Western Isles.
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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Area Covered by this Flood Alert

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Flood Alert History

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Historical Flood Alert Messages for this Area


Flood Alert issued on 23 Mar 2019 10:26
Western Isles
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Western Isles. 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 in exposed westerly locations. The greatest risk is around the time of high water, which is at 21:00 on Saturday and 09:00 on Sunday at Stornoway. 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 22700


Flood Alert issued on 22 Mar 2019 12:10
Western Isles
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Western Isles. 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 in exposed westerly locations. The greatest risk is around the time of high water, which is at 20:00 Friday and 08:00 Saturday at Stornoway. 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 22700


Flood Alert issued on 21 Mar 2019 14:10
Western Isles
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Western Isles. 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 in exposed westerly locations. The greatest risk is around the time of high water, which is at 0730 at Stornoway. 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 22700


Flood Alert issued on 12 Mar 2019 09:35
Western Isles
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Western Isles. On Tuesday through until Wednesday, Storm Gareth will affect parts of western Scotland. Gale force winds will generate large waves, spray and wave overtopping particularly at periods of high tide. Flooding to low-lying land, roads and esplanades is possible. For information the highest waves are expected to coincide with the high tide expected at 21:20 on Tuesday at Barra Head. 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 22700


Flood Alert issued on 19 Feb 2019 13:58
Western Isles
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Western Isles. There is a risk of coastal flooding during early morning Wednesday due to a high spring tide, surge, wind and waves. Isolated properties and coastal roads are at risk from waves and spray. The risk is greatest around 0700 on Wednesday, in areas 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 22700


Flood Alert issued on 21 Jan 2019 13:11
Western Isles
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Western Isles. On Monday and into Tuesday high tides and strong winds bring a risk of wave overtopping in 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 high water at 7pm on Monday and 7am 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 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 22700


Flood Alert issued on 20 Jan 2019 14:59
Western Isles
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Western Isles. This alert is for coastal flooding On Monday and into Tuesday high tides and strong winds bring a risk of wave overtopping in 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 06:30 on Monday and in particular around high water at 19:00 on Monday. 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 22700


Flood Alert issued on 7 Jan 2019 15:01
Western Isles
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Western Isles. This is an alert for coastal flooding. There is a risk of flooding and disruption from wave and spray overtopping to low lying areas and roads exposed to the west and south west during Monday. The risk of wave and spray overtopping in these areas remains for all Monday. The greatest risk may be at times of high tide, although high tide levels alone are not currently expected to cause any flooding impacts. The time of high tide at Leverburgh is at approximately 7 pm GMT but varies across the area. 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 22700


Flood Alert issued on 6 Jan 2019 16:50
Western Isles
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Western Isles. This is an alert for coastal flooding. There is a risk of flooding and disruption from wave and spray overtopping to low lying areas and roads exposed to the west and south west during Monday. The risk of wave and spray overtopping in these areas remains for all Monday. The greatest risk may be at times of high tide, although high tide levels alone are not currently expected to cause any flooding impacts. The time of high tide at Leverburgh is at approximately 7 am GMT, and 7 pm GMT but varies across the area. 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 22700


Flood Alert issued on 6 Dec 2018 11:26
Western Isles
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Western Isles. This alert is for coastal flooding. High tides and strong winds give a risk of coastal flooding during Friday. At greatest risk are areas of the coast exposed to the west. Overtopping of defences by waves and spray is possible. Impacts could include disruption to travel, including flooding of coastal roads and causeways. The times of greatest risk are a few hours either side of High Water, which will occur around 0600 and 1800 on Friday. 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 22700


Flood Alert issued on 2 Nov 2018 15:17
Western Isles
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Western Isles. Heavy and persistent rainfall has been forecast for overnight Friday through to Saturday afternoon. This may cause disruption due to flooding from surface water run-off and small watercourses throughout Saturday. Flooding impacts from rivers may continue into Sunday. Impacts are likely to include localised flooding of land and roads, pooling of water in known trouble spots, disruption to travel and difficult driving conditions. 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 22700


Flood Alert issued on 12 Oct 2018 11:03
Western Isles
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Western Isles. This Flood Alert is for coastal flooding. On Friday, 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 Friday evening with high tide expected to peak from 8pm onwards at Leverburgh and from 9pm in Stornoway. Localised flooding to low-lying land and roads is likely. Spray and wave overtopping along coastal roads and sea fronts is also expected. 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 22700


Flood Alert issued on 8 Dec 2017 14:29
Western Isles
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Western Isles. This alert is for coastal flooding. Large waves will bring a continuing risk of spray and wave-overtopping to exposed north and west facing parts of the coast through Friday evening and into Saturday. 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 22700


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2017 17:18
Western Isles
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Western Isles. This alert is for coastal flooding. Although the highest tide has now passed large waves will bring a continuing risk of spray and wave-overtopping to exposed north and west facing parts of the coast through Thursday evening and 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 22700


Flood Alert issued on 7 Dec 2017 12:22
Western Isles
An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Western Isles. This alert is for coastal flooding. Although the highest tide has now passed large waves will bring the risk of spray and wave-overtopping to exposed parts of the coast 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 22700


Flood Alert issued on 6 Dec 2017 11:04
Western Isles
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Western Isles. 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 is around high tide on Thursday morning. 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 22700