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Weather Forecast: Yellow Warning, Showery, windy for Orkney. SEPA Flood Alert

Information from The Met Office

Today 7th November:

Cloudy, showery morning, severe gales across Orkney, much lighter winds for Shetland. Becoming drier and brighter across Shetland by the afternoon, while severe gale northwest winds easing down across Orkney, but showers slow to clear here. Maximum temperature 10 °C.

Tonight:

Any remaining showers soon die out to give a dry night with some clear spells, these mainly over Shetland. Winds falling light. Minimum temperature 3 °C.

Monday 8th November:

A dry morning with some bright or perhaps sunny spells. However, south or southeast winds strengthening through the day with rain in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Frequent heavy blustery showers and southwesterly gales on Tuesday and Wednesday. Showers and winds likely to ease through Thursday, but rain possible later.

Updated: 04:00 (UTC) on Sun 7 Nov 2021

An updated FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Orkney.

This is a COASTAL flood alert

On Saturday the 6th November, due to a combination of higher than normal tides and gale force winds there is a risk of flooding from high water levels, waves and spray to causeways and low lying westerly facing coastlines.

The greatest risk is around the times of high water at 22:00 on Saturday.

Areas particularly a risk at these times are Stromness, Churchill Barriers, St Mary?s, St Margarets hope, Hoy, Westray and Sanday.

SEPA duty officers continue to monitor the situation and will issue further updates as more information becomes available.

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 haven’t 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 22500

A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for Churchill Barriers.

A combination of high tides and strong westerly winds means that there is a high risk of wave overtopping and hazardous conditions at the Churchill Barriers during the next 24hrs. Road closures are likely around the time of high tide which is between 21:00 GMT and 00:00 GMT on Saturday and 09:00 GMT and 12:00 GMT on Sunday. The peak of the high tides is approximately 22:30 GMT on Saturday and 11:00 GMT on Sunday.

To find out if the barriers are currently closed or open, please follow https://twitter.com/OIC_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 WARNING 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 haven’t 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 22513

A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for Sanday.

A combination of high tides and strong westerly winds means that there is a risk of coastal flooding in Sanday.

Any low lying coastal roads and properties across the island exposed to the prevailing wind will be subject to significant wave spray impacts. Waves overtopping roads, harbours and foreshore may lead to hazardous and unpredictable conditions. West winds in particular can impact the road between Newbiggings and Burness at Quivals farm.

The highest risk will be a few hours either side of high tide. The next two high tides are at 23:30 GMT on Saturday and 12:00 GMT on Sunday at Kettletoft.

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 WARNING 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 haven’t 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 22528

 FLOOD WARNING has been issued for St Margaret’s Hope.

A combination of high tides and strong westerly winds means that coastal flooding of low lying roads and properties is possible. The highest risk will be a few hours either side of high tide and the next high tides of concern are at 21:30 GMT on Saturday and 10:00 GMT on Sunday.

Large and overtopping waves are likely and in places could cause hazardous unpredictable 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 WARNING 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 haven’t 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 22519

A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for Stromness.

A combination of high tides and surge means that flooding from the sea is likely.

Low lying roads and properties in Stromness may be affected by flooding. The highest risk will be a few hours either side of high tide. The next high tide is at 22:00 GMT on Saturday.

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 WARNING 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 haven’t 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 22504

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