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

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20:37 on Saturday, 6 February 2016

Rain warning of yellow

Yellow warning of rain

Be aware

Valid from 11:00 on Saturday until 21:00 on Saturday

Rain will become persistent and quite heavy by Saturday afternoon and last into the evening, before clearing to the east. Please be aware of the risk of some difficult driving conditions due to localised surface water flooding.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A broad frontal system will move east across Scotland on Saturday. 15-25 mm will fall quite widely in the warning area, with perhaps up to 35 mm over the hills. Surface water and spray will affect many roads, and with the ground remaining saturated, there is a risk of localised surface water flooding.

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:
09:35 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Last modified at:
09:35 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Valid from:
11:00 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Valid until:
21:00 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:

20:37 on Sunday, 7 February 2016

Rain warning of yellow

Yellow warning of rain

Be aware

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

Showers or longer spells of rain will affect much of southern and western Scotland during Sunday and into Sunday night. The rain will be accompanied by gale force west to southwesterly winds, especially during Sunday afternoon, with gusts of 45-55 mph quite widely, perhaps 60-65 mph over exposed coasts and bridges. Please be aware of some difficult driving conditions due to standing water and spray, and localised surface water flooding.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

An area of low pressure will become slow moving over the far north of Scotland on Sunday, bringing a strong west to southwesterly airstream to much of the country. Several frontal systems and troughs within this airstream will bring frequent showers and even longer spells of rain. A further 15-25 mm is expected quite widely within the warning area, with perhaps 30-40 mm over higher ground in the west. With the ground still saturated after the recent wet weather, these amounts of rain will be enough to cause some surface water flooding. Spray will be an added hazard especially during Sunday afternoon, when it will be blown by the gale force 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:
09:58 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Last modified at:
09:58 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Valid from:
06:00 on Sunday, 7 February 2016
Valid until:
06:00 on Monday, 8 February 2016
Regions affected:
Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of ice

Be aware

Valid from 00:05 on Sunday until 09:00 on Sunday

Icy stretches are expected to form on untreated surfaces overnight into Sunday morning. Further showers are also expected in the west, these turning to snow on higher ground. Please be aware of these wintry hazards and the potential for some difficult driving conditions.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A band of rain will clear east into the North Sea during Saturday evening. Clearing skies will allow temperatures to fall with ice readily forming on untreated surfaces overnight into Sunday morning. Some showers are also expected, and could give a few cm mainly above 300 m, and adding to the ice risk. Temperatures will then start to recover from the southwest early on Sunday morning as cloud thickens and winds increase.

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:
09:51 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Last modified at:
09:51 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Valid from:
00:05 on Sunday, 7 February 2016
Valid until:
09:00 on Sunday, 7 February 2016
Regions affected:

20:37 on Monday, 8 February 2016

Wind warning of yellow

Yellow warning of wind

Be aware

Valid from 03:00 on Monday until 18:00 on Monday

An area of very strong winds is likely across parts of southwest and southern England, in particular the coasts of Cornwall, as well as south Wales on Monday morning before winds gradually ease during the afternoon and evening. Gusts of 60-70 mph are possible, particularly in association with heavy showers running across the area, with 80 mph gusts possible in exposed coastal districts. Some very large waves are also likely along the north coast of Cornwall in particular. Please be aware of the potential for disruption to travel as well as localised damage to structures and interruption of power supplies. This is an update to the alert issued on Friday to broaden the area affected by the strong winds into south Wales, the Bristol Channel and further along the south coast. This also moves into the medium impact column.

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 and south Wales. The winds are likely to be very gusty at times, particularly around showers running into these areas. In addition to this some very large waves are expected, particularly along the north coast of Cornwall. There remains some uncertainty in the track and peak strength 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:
09:42 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Valid from:
03:00 on Monday, 8 February 2016
Valid until:
18:00 on Monday, 8 February 2016
Regions affected:
Rain warning of yellow

Yellow warning of rain

Be aware

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

Showers or longer spells of rain will affect much of southern and western Scotland during Sunday and into Sunday night. The rain will be accompanied by gale force west to southwesterly winds, especially during Sunday afternoon, with gusts of 45-55 mph quite widely, perhaps 60-65 mph over exposed coasts and bridges. Please be aware of some difficult driving conditions due to standing water and spray, and localised surface water flooding.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

An area of low pressure will become slow moving over the far north of Scotland on Sunday, bringing a strong west to southwesterly airstream to much of the country. Several frontal systems and troughs within this airstream will bring frequent showers and even longer spells of rain. A further 15-25 mm is expected quite widely within the warning area, with perhaps 30-40 mm over higher ground in the west. With the ground still saturated after the recent wet weather, these amounts of rain will be enough to cause some surface water flooding. Spray will be an added hazard especially during Sunday afternoon, when it will be blown by the gale force 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:
09:58 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Last modified at:
09:58 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Valid from:
06:00 on Sunday, 7 February 2016
Valid until:
06:00 on Monday, 8 February 2016
Regions affected:

20:37 on Tuesday, 9 February 2016

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

20:37 on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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