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

United Kingdom

16:32 on Thursday, 23 February 2017

Wind warning of amber

Amber warning of wind

Be prepared

08:05 on Thursday until 20:00 on Thursday

This warning has been updated to extend the area southwards a little into the London area. Some very strong winds are expected on Thursday in association with storm Doris with gusts of 60-70 mph likely, and 70-80 mph on coasts and hills. 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. Trees are also likely to be damaged or blown over. 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. The warning has been updated to extend the at-risk area southwards.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

There is still some uncertainty about the track of storm Doris, but increasing confidence that there will be widespread disruption across parts of England and Wales.

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:
08:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid from:
08:05 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid until:
20:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Regions affected:
Wind warning of yellow

Yellow warning of wind

Be aware

06:30 on Thursday until 20:00 on Thursday

Some very strong winds are expected during Thursday in association with Storm Doris. Gusts of 50-60 mph are expected widely across the warning area, with the risk of 70 mph on coasts and hills. A small swathe of even stronger winds is likely to develop - most likely across parts of northern England, Wales, the Midlands and later East Anglia. Here a short period of gusts of 70 to 80 mph is likely - please refer to the separate Amber warning. Travel services could be affected including some restrictions on bridges and disruption to ferries. Some damage to trees and buildings is also possible. This is an update to the warning to extend the area across the remainder Northern Ireland.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A rapidly deepening area of low pressure, named Storm Doris, is moving quickly east across the UK with strong winds on its southern and western flanks. Whilst there is confidence in the very windy spell, there is still some uncertainty about the track of Doris, and therefore the extent of the strongest winds.

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:
06:27 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid from:
06:30 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid until:
20:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Regions affected:
Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of ice

Be aware

18:00 on Thursday until 09:00 on Friday

Icy stretches will form on many untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths this evening, overnight and into Friday morning. In addition wintry showers could give 1-3 cm of snow in places, mainly on higher ground above 150 m, but perhaps to lower levels in the far north of Scotland.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

As the more persistent rain, sleet and snow clears on Thursday afternoon and evening, temperatures will fall quickly and untreated surfaces will freeze, with ice forming, especially in areas with snow cover. Further showers spreading from the west could cause salt wash-off and give further accumulations of snow in places, chiefly on high ground over Scotland.

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:
09:52 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Last modified at:
09:52 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid from:
18:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid until:
09:00 on Friday, 24 February 2017
Regions affected:
Snow warning of yellow

Yellow warning of snow

Be aware

02:00 on Thursday until 18:00 on Thursday

Snow is expected over the high ground of northern England and Scotland on Thursday and may fall to low levels for a time in Scotland. Snow accumulations of 3 to 6 cm are likely above 200 metres with 10 cm or more above 300 metres. At low levels, including the Central Belt, 1 to 3 cm is possible in places. Expect some disruption to transport networks and possibly power supplies. Associated heavy rain at low levels will be an additional hazard. The warning has been updated to slightly shrink the yellow area and also to change the position in the risk matrix.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A developing area of low pressure, named Storm Doris, is expected to move east across the UK during Thursday. Rain or sleet will occur at low levels at first, but some snow is also likely, perhaps more so as the system clears to the east. However, over the high ground and particularly the Southern Uplands, a spell of heavy snow looks likely. 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:
09:27 on Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Valid from:
02:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid until:
18:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Regions affected:

16:32 on Friday, 24 February 2017

Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of ice

Be aware

18:00 on Thursday until 09:00 on Friday

Icy stretches will form on many untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths this evening, overnight and into Friday morning. In addition wintry showers could give 1-3 cm of snow in places, mainly on higher ground above 150 m, but perhaps to lower levels in the far north of Scotland.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

As the more persistent rain, sleet and snow clears on Thursday afternoon and evening, temperatures will fall quickly and untreated surfaces will freeze, with ice forming, especially in areas with snow cover. Further showers spreading from the west could cause salt wash-off and give further accumulations of snow in places, chiefly on high ground over Scotland.

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:
09:52 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Last modified at:
09:52 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid from:
18:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid until:
09:00 on Friday, 24 February 2017
Regions affected:

16:32 on Saturday, 25 February 2017

Rain warning of yellow

Yellow warning of rain

Be aware

00:05 on Saturday until 23:55 on Saturday

Heavy and persistent rain is expected to affect northwest England on Saturday. Please be aware of the possibility of localised flooding and minor travel disruption.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A large area of rain is expected to push into northwest UK later Friday, and slowly clear southeastwards through Saturday. A combination of mild, moist air and strong southwesterly winds will lead to rainfall being especially heavy and persistent over higher ground. 30-50 mm is likely quite widely whilst as much as 100 mm could fall on the most exposed sites. Some uncertainty remains in the duration of rainfall, as well as the amount of lying snow over higher ground which will melt during the event. This warning has been updated to remove Scotland from the warning area, extend the end time to the end of Saturday, and to update the expected rainfall totals.

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:
07:01 on Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Last modified at:
10:03 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid from:
00:05 on Saturday, 25 February 2017
Valid until:
23:55 on Saturday, 25 February 2017
Regions affected:

16:32 on Sunday, 26 February 2017

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on Sunday 26 February 2017

16:32 on Monday, 27 February 2017

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on Monday 27 February 2017