Twitter

Find out about bad weather in your area from our Twitter severe weather feeds.

We have a number of Twitter accounts to keep you up to date with what's going on at the Met Office.

Met Office Twitter accounts
Account
Content
Area
@metofficeCorporate information including press releases and job adverts 
@metofficeUKAll weather warningWhole UK
@metofficeEngAll weather warningsEngland
@metofficeScotAll weather warningsScotland
@metofficeNIAll weather warningsNorthern Ireland
@metofficeWalesAll weather warningsWales
@metofficeSWEngWeather warningsBristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Isles of Scilly, Somerset and Wiltshire
@metofficeSEEngWeather warningsHampshire and Isle of Wight, Kent, London, Surrey, Sussex (East and West) and the Thames Valley
@metofficeEEngWeather warningsBedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk
@metofficeEMidsWeather warningsDerbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland
@metofficeWMidsWeather warningsHerefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire
@metofficeYorksWeather warningsEast, North, South and West Yorkshire and parts of Lincolnshire
@metofficeNEEngWeather warningsDurham, Northumberland, Tees Valley and Tyne and Wear
@metofficeNWEngWeather warningsCheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside
@metofficeSScotWeather warningsSouth West Scotland, Lothian and Borders
@metofficeEScotWeather warningsCentral Scotland, Tayside and Fife
@metofficeWScotWeather warningsStrathclyde
@metofficeNWScot Weather warningsHighlands and Eilean Siar
@metofficeNEScotWeather warningsGrampian
@metofficeNIslesWeather warningsOrkney and Shetland
@metofficestormsInformation 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.

Weather warnings guide

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.

Last updated: 15 February 2013