High spring tides pass without incident but snow warning stands

Warning for travellers in southern Moray

Fears over flooding along the Moray coastline proved unfounded at the weekend when exceptionally high spring tides passed without incident.

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) had warned that low-lying coastal areas were at particular risk, with warning of “supertides” that had the potential to cause flooding.

Meanwhile the Met Office had also issued warnings of snow and icy conditions in the region over the weekend – but Moray escaped much of the snowfalls that hit other parts of Scotland.

However, weather experts are warning that the danger is not yet over with further warnings issued for the start of this week. High winds and snow showers are expected with the Met Office saying that Moray is likely to be affected.

A spokesman said: “Moray, Skye, Wester Ross and Argyll will bear the real brunt of strong winds and heavy snow showers on Monday.

“A few of the snow showers hitting most parts of the Highlands on Tuesday could see a few arriving in Moray, and anyone travelling in the southern parts of the region should be aware of the potential for road closures.”

Forecasters say that conditions will improve on Wednesday before a further cold snap arrives again towards the end of the week.

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