Severe weather update 12:00

Flood alerts and warnings remain in place due to the AMBER alert for rain across the Grampian region today.

Specific flood warnings are in place for Kintore, Inverurie and Ballater.

In Inverurie SEPA is advising there is significant risk of flooding in the Port Elphinstone area and along the Old Canal.

In Kintore there is also the risk of significant flooding to the Castle Hill and Kingsfield Road areas.

In Ballater the River Dee is expected to be near bankfull during the afternoon which may allow flooding at lower levels than in normal circumstances. Aberdeenshire Council continue to work in the area to reduce the impact following recent flooding from Storm Frank.

Aberdeenshire Council are placing sandbags in locations in Inverurie, Port Elphinstone and Kintore where there is believed to be the greatest risk.

You can get live information about flood alerts and warnings from SEPA on the following website; http://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/