Information on tropical storms, hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones worldwide and severe UK storms
Information on warnings
Warnings and forecasts
Warnings are issued when there is weather severe enough to cause disruption to the infrastructure of the UK, i.e. heavy snow affecting transport systems or heavy rain causing flooding. Strict criteria apply before a warning is issued, for example light snow showers would not warrant a warning but they would be included in a forecast.
Forecasts are issued for general weather of every type and severity, irrespective of whether it will be disruptive or not.
Weather info on Twitter
Due to the 140 character restriction on Twitter we only show the 'headline' information on warnings. Users should click though the link to the full warning on our website. Forecast information is not currently available via Twitter.
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