“Flood Alerts have been issued for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City, Caithness and Sutherland, Findhorn Nairn Moray & Speyside and Orkney due to heavy rain expected across coastal areas between 8am and 2pm , Thursday 21 January.
Flooding from surface water and small, fast responding, watercourses is possible throughout Thursday and overnight into Friday.
Flood alert for Orkney
Heavy rain is forecast to continue to affect this area until Wednesday afternoon.
There is a risk of coastal flooding in this area on Sunday due to a combination of high tides, surge and waves. The greatest risk is around the time of high tide. Potential impacts include isolated flooding affecting individual properties, localised flooding of exposed land and roads, and spray and wave overtopping.
A combination of high tides and strong Southeasterly winds means that there is a high risk of wave overtopping and hazardous conditions at the Churchill Barriers during the next 24 hours.
Heavy rain is forecast to affect this area on Saturday and into Sunday.
There is a warning for coastal flooding Thursday night through to Friday
A period of heavy and persistent rain from Monday evening and through Tuesday could cause some minor flooding impacts from rivers and surface water across the Islands.
Heavy thundery showers are likely to develop during Friday, continuing overnight into Saturday.