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Amber warning There are warnings of rain and wind in the next 5 days for United Kingdom

United Kingdom

09:20 on Saturday, 6 February 2016

Rain warning of amber

Amber warning of rain

Be prepared

Valid from 09:00 on Saturday until 18:00 on Saturday

A spell of persistent and often heavy rain, accompanied by windy conditions, is expected to affect parts of southwest England through today. As this rain will be falling on near saturated ground, please be prepared for the risk of localised flooding and some disruption to travel.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

An active frontal zone will move slowly eastwards across the UK during Saturday bringing with it a spell of rain to many areas. The rain is expected to be heaviest and most persistent across parts of southwest England. 30 to 40 mm of rain is expected quite widely across the warning area with 50-70 mm on south facing slopes and as much as 80 mm over parts of Dartmoor. In addition, southerly gales or severe gales are expected, with gusts of 40-50 mph inland and locally 65 mph over higher ground and south facing coasts. As the ground is already saturated the forecast rainfall accumulations are likely to result in medium impacts in places.

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:
07:11 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Last modified at:
07:11 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Valid from:
09:00 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Valid until:
18:00 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Regions affected:
Wind warning of yellow

Yellow warning of wind

Be aware

Valid from 11:00 on Saturday until 23:45 on Saturday

Southerly winds with strengthen this morning across southern and then many eastern and central parts of England with gales developing, which are likely to be severe at times along English Channel coasts. Winds should steadily decrease from the west this evening. Please be aware of possible disruption to travel.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Southerly gales will develop today as an active frontal system moves across the area from the west. Gusts of 40-50 mph are likely quite widely inland with gusts of around 60-65 mph affecting English Channel coasts at times.

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:
08:44 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Last modified at:
08:44 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Valid from:
11:00 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Valid until:
23:45 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Regions affected:
Rain warning of yellow

Yellow warning of rain

Be aware

Valid from 06:00 on Saturday until 22:00 on Saturday

A spell of persistent rain, heavy at times, accompanied by windy conditions, is expected to affect parts of southern and southwestern England and parts of south Wales from the early hours of Saturday onwards into Saturday late afternoon or evening. 20-30 mm of rain is expected quite widely across the warning area with 50-70 mm on south-facing slopes. Higher ground in southern parts of Devon and Somerset are likely to see the highest totals with locally in excess of 80 mm possible over parts of Dartmoor. In addition, southerly gales or severe gales are expected with gusts of 40-50 mph inland and locally 65 mph over higher ground and south-facing coasts. As this rain will be falling on near-saturated ground, please be aware of the risk of localised flooding and perhaps some disruption to travel.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

An active frontal zone will move slowly eastwards across the UK during Saturday bringing with it a spell of rain to much of the UK. Southern and southwestern England and parts of south Wales are expected to see the heaviest and most persistent rain from this frontal zone with relatively warm, moist air being drawn up from the southwest on the strong southerly flow to generate some heavy rain over south-facing coasts and hills in particular. There may also be short periods of locally quite intense rainfall embedded within this relatively broad rainfall area. Note that the highest rainfall accumulations are expected over higher ground in southern parts of Devon and Somerset, the greatest likelihood of seeing medium impacts therefore over this part of the warning area with Dartmoor likely to see the highest accumulations. There remains some uncertainty regarding the eastward extent of the heavy rain across southern England and this warning will be updated as new information comes available.

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:
10:24 on Thursday, 4 February 2016
Last modified at:
10:41 on Friday, 5 February 2016
Valid from:
06:00 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Valid until:
22:00 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Regions affected:

09:20 on Sunday, 7 February 2016

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on Sunday 7 February 2016

09:20 on Monday, 8 February 2016

Wind warning of yellow

Yellow warning of wind

Be aware

Valid from 06:00 on Monday until 15:00 on Monday

An area of very strong winds is likely across parts of southwest and south England, in particular the coasts of Cornwall, on Monday morning before winds gradually ease during the afternoon. Gusts of 60-70 mph are possible in exposed coastal districts. Please be aware of the potential for disruption to travel.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

An area of low pressure is expected to be over the UK on Monday with some very strong winds around its southern flank, these lying across parts of southwest and south England. The winds are likely to be very gusty at times, particularly around showers running into these areas. There is some uncertainty in the track of the strongest winds and so this alert is likely to be updated in the coming days.

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:
11:28 on Friday, 5 February 2016
Last modified at:
11:28 on Friday, 5 February 2016
Valid from:
06:00 on Monday, 8 February 2016
Valid until:
15:00 on Monday, 8 February 2016
Regions affected:

09:20 on Tuesday, 9 February 2016

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on Tuesday 9 February 2016

09:20 on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on Wednesday 10 February 2016