The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has issued an amber flood warning for the Western Isles tonight (Monday July 22nd).

The warning, issued at 3.44pm today, says: “A period of heavy rain may affect the area on Monday evening and overnight, which could cause flooding impacts from surface water and small watercourses. This could include flooding to low-lying land and roads with difficult driving conditions.

“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.”