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

United Kingdom

20:02 on Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Rain warning of yellow

Yellow warning of rain

Be aware

21:00 on Wednesday until 14:00 on Thursday

A spell of heavy rain will affect Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and parts of northern England during Wednesday night and Thursday morning, falling as snow over some of the higher ground. This has the potential to lead to some travel disruption and localised flooding. The warning has been updated to extend the area into parts of southern Scotland and northern England.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Rainfall totals of 20-40 mm are expected across the area.

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:
10:49 on Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Last modified at:
10:35 on Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Valid from:
21:00 on Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Valid until:
14:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Regions affected:

20:02 on Thursday, 23 February 2017

Wind warning of amber

Amber warning of wind

Be prepared

06:00 on Thursday until 20:00 on Thursday

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:
09:54 on Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Valid from:
06:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid until:
20:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Regions affected:
Snow warning of amber

Amber warning of snow

Be prepared

02:00 on Thursday until 18:00 on Thursday

Heavy snow is expected on Thursday. Accumulations of 10 to 15 cm are likely quite widely with 20 to 30 cm falling on hills above 300 metres. This will lead to disruption to transport and perhaps power supplies.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

As storm Doris moves eastwards across central parts of the UK on Thursday a spell of heavy snow is expected on its northern flank. There is some uncertainty over the track of Doris and therefore over the extent of snowfall, but confidence is now higher for disruptive snow to affect the amber area.

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:
09:57 on Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Last modified at:
09:57 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:
Wind warning of yellow

Yellow warning of wind

Be aware

05:00 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 issued on Tuesday to extend the area at risk.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A rapidly deepening area of low pressure, named Storm Doris, is expected to move quickly east across the UK during Thursday 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:
10:09 on Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Valid from:
05:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Valid until:
20:00 on Thursday, 23 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:
Rain warning of yellow

Yellow warning of rain

Be aware

21:00 on Wednesday until 14:00 on Thursday

A spell of heavy rain will affect Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and parts of northern England during Wednesday night and Thursday morning, falling as snow over some of the higher ground. This has the potential to lead to some travel disruption and localised flooding. The warning has been updated to extend the area into parts of southern Scotland and northern England.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

Rainfall totals of 20-40 mm are expected across the area.

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:
10:49 on Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Last modified at:
10:35 on Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Valid from:
21:00 on Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Valid until:
14:00 on Thursday, 23 February 2017
Regions affected:

20:02 on Friday, 24 February 2017

There are no warnings for United Kingdom on Friday 24 February 2017

20:02 on Saturday, 25 February 2017

Rain warning of yellow

Yellow warning of rain

Be aware

00:05 on Saturday until 21:00 on Saturday

Heavy rain is expected over northwest England and northwest Scotland on Saturday. This may lead to some disruption to travel and perhaps localised flooding.

Chief Forecaster's assessment

A large area of rain is expected to cross the UK on Saturday. Whilst expected rainfall amounts (50-75 mm over high ground) are not unusual for February this follows a number of wet days. In addition there will be some melting of lying snow. Some uncertainty remains in the duration of rainfall and its southward extent over England, as well as the amount of snow lying over higher ground which will melt during the event.

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:
11:48 on Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Valid from:
00:05 on Saturday, 25 February 2017
Valid until:
21:00 on Saturday, 25 February 2017
Regions affected:

20:02 on Sunday, 26 February 2017

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