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

United Kingdom

03:01 on Saturday, 6 February 2016

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:
Ice warning of yellow

Yellow warning of ice

Be aware

Valid from 21:00 on Friday until 09:00 on Saturday

Icy patches are expected to form on untreated surfaces on Friday evening and overnight into Saturday morning. Snow showers are also expected in the west, giving some accumulations 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 Friday evening. Clearing skies will allow temperatures to fall with ice readily forming on untreated surfaces later on Friday evening and overnight into Saturday morning. A scattering of snow showers in the west could also give 1 or 2 cm above 400 m adding to the ice risk. Temperatures will then start to recover from the southwest early on Saturday morning as cloud thickens.

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:
11:16 on Friday, 5 February 2016
Last modified at:
11:16 on Friday, 5 February 2016
Valid from:
21:00 on Friday, 5 February 2016
Valid until:
09:00 on Saturday, 6 February 2016
Regions affected:

03:01 on Sunday, 7 February 2016

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

03:01 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:

03:01 on Tuesday, 9 February 2016

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

03:01 on Wednesday, 10 February 2016

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