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Amber warning There are warnings of wind and snow in the next 5 days for North West England

North West England

01:54 on Wednesday, 22 February 2017

There are no warnings for North West England on Wednesday 22 February 2017

01:54 on Thursday, 23 February 2017

Wind warning of amber

Amber warning of wind

Be prepared

06:00 on Thursday until 18:00 on Thursday

Some very strong winds are expected throughout Thursday in association with storm 'Doris', with a short period where gusts of 70 to 80 mph are possible. Whilst the strongest winds look to be only short-lived, damage to structures, interruptions to power supplies and widespread disruption to travel networks are likely, with a danger of injury from flying debris. Heavy rain is also likely through Thursday as well as some snow over high ground as the system clears eastwards. These may prove additional hazards.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A developing area of low pressure is expected to move across the UK on Thursday. The exact timing and track of this system remain uncertain but there is potential for a short-lived core of very strong winds to develop. Whilst some disruption is expected outside of this stronger swathe of winds, the amber area looks most likely to see more significant disruption.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/

Issued at:
10:31 on Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Last modified at:
10:31 on Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Valid from:
06:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid until:
18:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Local Authorities affected

Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Greater Manchester, Halton, Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington, Derby, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Leicester, Rutland, Northamptonshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Flintshire, Conwy, Denbighshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Wrexham, Powys, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Warwickshire and West Midlands Conurbation

Wind warning of yellow

Yellow warning of wind

Be aware

06:00 on Thursday until 18:00 on Thursday

Some very strong winds are expected during Thursday. Gusts of 50-60 mph are expected widely across the warning area but a small swathe of even stronger winds may develop - most likely across parts of northern England, northern Wales and the north Midlands. Here a short period of gusts of 70 to 80 mph is possible, please refer to separate amber warning. Travel services could be affected including some restrictions on bridges and disruption to ferries. Some damage to buildings is also possible. Heavy rain is also likely through Thursday along with some snow over high ground. These may prove additional hazards.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A developing area of low pressure is expected to move across the UK on Thursday. A period of very strong winds are likely across the warning area with some disruption expected. However a small swathe of very strong winds could cause more widespread disruption across part of the warning area, which is covered by a separate amber warning.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/

Issued at:
11:55 on Monday, 20 February 2017
Last modified at:
10:24 on Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Valid from:
06:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid until:
18:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Local Authorities affected

Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough, Suffolk, Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Halton, Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Powys, Wrexham, Monmouthshire, Pembrokeshire, Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, York, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford and Wrekin, Warwickshire, West Midlands Conurbation and Worcestershire

Snow warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow

Be aware

02:00 on Thursday until 18:00 on Thursday

Snow is expected over high ground of northern England and Scotland on Thursday and may fall to low levels for a time in Scotland. Snow accumulations of 5 to 10 cm are expected on some hills with 2 to 5 cm possible to lower levels to the north of the Central Lowlands. The largest accumulations of 10 to 20 cm are likely on highest parts of the north Pennines and Southern Uplands. In addition, strong winds are expected to develop with gusts of 50 to 60 mph. This will result in drifting of the snow and blizzard conditions over high ground. Associated heavy rain at lower levels will be an additional hazard. The combination of snow, strong winds and heavy rain is likely to lead to disruption to transport networks and perhaps power supplies.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A developing area of low pressure is expected to move across the UK on Thursday. The exact timings and track of this system remain uncertain but it looks likely that this will push across cold air in place over the northern half of the UK allowing for precipitation to fall as snow over high ground at least. There is then the potential for snow to come down to lower levels at times in heavier precipitation, perhaps more so as the system clears to the east. In addition heavy rain may lead to some localised flooding at lower levels.

The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/

Issued at:
05:27 on Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Last modified at:
10:07 on Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Valid from:
02:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid until:
18:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Local Authorities affected

Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling, Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire, Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian, Durham, Northumberland, Darlington, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, Highland and North Yorkshire

01:54 on Friday, 24 February 2017

There are no warnings for North West England on Friday 24 February 2017

01:54 on Saturday, 25 February 2017

There are no warnings for North West England on Saturday 25 February 2017

01:54 on Sunday, 26 February 2017

There are no warnings for North West England on Sunday 26 February 2017