A FLOOD warning has been issued by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency for the Dumbarton area.

The warning comes ahead of the arrival of Storm Brendan, which is due to hit the country with 80mph winds later today.

A statement from West-Dunbartonshire Council’s Facebook page reads: “Flood warning has been issued for Dumbarton today, signs in the town warn of a flood risk at high tide from 2pm.”

There is a significant risk of flooding today and Tuesday and could affect exposed coastal properties.

Floodline Scotland have asked residents to “remain vigilant and remember it is your responsibility to take actions which help protect yourself and your property”.

The UK’s national weather service, The Met Office, has already issued a yellow warning for Northern Ireland, which advises those affected by the storm to “be aware”.

Advice and information is available through Floodline on 0345 988 1188.