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Guide to email alert service

The Met Office offers its web visitors a convenient way to keep up to date with email alerts. Users can sign up for email alerts about specific topic areas of the Met Office public web site.

Alerts are available for: Screenshot of our email alerts

  • News releases
  • Weather warnings

Simply use the link below to sign up for this free service.

Subscribe or change your existing subscription options

  1. Sign up for email alerts
  2. You will be asked to enter your email address
  3. Choose your subscription options. You can choose from:
    • News releases
    • Weather warnings
  4. Periodically check your subscription profile to view new items on the subscription list

Screenshot of our email alerts

Alert information

The email alert service is designed to inform you of changes to published Met Office web pages. You will need to be connected to the internet to view more detail on the alert information.

To view detailed alert information, follow the hyperlink in the email body text.

Weather warnings

Sign up to receive weather warnings for your chosen region:

  • Orkney & Shetland 
  • Highlands & Eilean Siar 
  • Grampian 
  • Strathclyde 
  • Central, Tayside & Fife 
  • SW Scotland, Lothian Borders 
  • Northern Ireland 
  • Wales 
  • North West England 
  • North East England 
  • Yorkshire & Humber 
  • West Midlands 
  • East Midlands 
  • East of England 
  • South West England 
  • London & South East England 

Multiple alerts for the same region

Warnings are issued and updated on a regular basis and cover a range of dates and times. During an active spell of severe weather, it is possible that you will receive a number of alerts on a daily basis which reflects the dynamic weather situation as it evolves.

Which Unitary Authority area(s) a warning applies to

At the bottom of the email, there will be a list of Regions and Local Authorities affected by the warning. It is not currently possible to select warnings for just one Unitary Authority. It is only possible to receive all warnings issued within the region(s) that you have subscribed to.

You can also follow the hyperlink in the email body text, which will take you to the Met Office's weather warnings page. This will show the full details of the warning and the map showing the areas for which the warning applies.

Expired warnings

Some warnings are only valid for a short period of time. If you view your email alert several hours after it was issued, e.g. view an e-mail issued at 2 a.m. at 8 a.m. the following morning, you may find that the warning does not appear on the website. This is because the period of validity of the warning has passed and it has removed from the website as it has expired.

Support

This service is managed on behalf of the Met Office by GovDelivery. If you have trouble receiving subscription alerts or unsubscribing to lists, please contact support@govdelivery.com.

If you have questions or comments about the information contained in the messages or on the Met Office's website or if you have feedback about the support services you've received from GovDelivery, please Contact us.

Terms and conditions

By subscribing to regular Met Office updates, you agree to receive occasional further communications relevant to the products and services you have subscribed to. Your details will not be shared with third parties or Met Office partners, and you can unsubscribe at any time. For further information please see Met Office terms and conditions.

The use of this service is subject to Met Office Website terms of use.

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