Coastal areas warned of flooding as waves batter sea walls

Waves batter the Lossiemouth harbour front on Tuesday
Waves batter the Lossiemouth harbour front on Tuesday

MORAY HAS BEEN spared the worse effects of the latest named storm of the winter to strike large parts of the UK mainland.

Critics have pointed out that the decision to give names to storms has caused unnecessary fears, saying such as the latest winter weather fronts, Storm Frank, are actually nothing more or less than is expected in Scotland at this time of year.

However, Met Office warnings over Storm Frank remain in place today with warnings of heavy rain and winds of up to 65mph predicted to continue. A Yellow warning remains in force for commuters this morning – although early indications are that much of Moray has escaped the ravages that hit other parts of the UK in recent weeks.

“Heavy rainfall can be expected to continue into Wednesday that could bring the risk of flooding to land and property around rivers,” a Met Office spokesman has warned.

Coastal areas are also in danger of flooding, with Lossiemouth experiencing some very high waves over the last few days.

A SEPA spokesman said: “Strong southerly winds are bringing large waves that may cause some minor flooding in exposed coastal areas.”