The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has warned of potential flooding throughout the Western Isles due to persistent rainfall today (Wednesday October 23rd).

They say: “Heavy and persistent rain … during Wednesday, may lead to a risk of localised minor flooding from small rivers and watercourses to low lying areas during Wednesday and into Thursday morning.

“There may also be some surface water flooding from early Wednesday where the heaviest rain falls on impermeable surfaces and the road network.”

There has already been a report of standing water on parts of the main road in Barra, with the road completely covered at Cuithir.

Heavy rain is set to continue through the day in Lewis, while Harris is set to see up to 2cm falling late this afternoon.