A flood alert issued yesterday (Wednesday 11 March) by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) remains in place today.

SEPA warns that high tides combine with storm-driven wave surges to present a risk of coastal flooding through the whole of the Western Isles.

SEPA said: “Low-lying properties, roads and causeways that are exposed to the coast are at risk at times of high tide during this period.”

In Stornoway high tide of 4.90 metres is expected at 8.58pm this evening and 5 metres at 9.12am tomorrow.