Road closures are likely around the time of the high tides which are between 12:30 GMT and 14:30 GMT on Thursday 6th.
Churchill Barriers, Kirkwall, St Margaret’s Hope and Stronsay
A FLOOD ALERT has been issued for Orkney.
Severe gale northwest winds easing down across Orkney, but showers slow to clear here. Maximum temperature 10 °C.
A small but dedicated group of Orcadian climate activists held a short demonstration today, 30th October at the sea defences in Kirkwall.
The event will start at 12noon on Saturday 30th October with participants gathering in Ayre Mills Car Park, before spreading out in a human chain towards the town centre along the cycle path and sea flood defences by Ayre Road
Cold and windy with strong to gale northwesterly winds. Maximum temperature 8 °C.
On Thursday through into Friday, slow moving, heavy thundery showers could combine with longer spells of rain and this may cause flooding impacts.
“SEPA has a pivotal role in helping Scotland prepare more powerfully for future increased flooding and this consultation is an important opportunity for people across Scotland to have their say on how flood risk is managed in the future.”
“More heavy rainfall is likely to come this afternoon and into Thursday. “