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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
@metoffice Corporate information including press releases and job adverts  
@metofficeUK All weather warning Whole UK
@metofficeEng All weather warnings England
@metofficeScot All weather warnings Scotland
@metofficeNI All weather warnings Northern Ireland
@metofficeWales All weather warnings Wales
@metofficeSWEng Weather warnings Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Isles of Scilly, Somerset and Wiltshire
@metofficeSEEng Weather warnings Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Kent, London, Surrey, Sussex (East and West) and the Thames Valley
@metofficeEEng Weather warnings Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk
@metofficeEMids Weather warnings Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland
@metofficeWMids Weather warnings Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire
@metofficeYorks Weather warnings East, North, South and West Yorkshire and parts of Lincolnshire
@metofficeNEEng Weather warnings Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley and Tyne and Wear
@metofficeNWEng Weather warnings Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside
@metofficeSScot Weather warnings South West Scotland, Lothian and Borders
@metofficeEScot Weather warnings Central Scotland, Tayside and Fife
@metofficeWScot Weather warnings Strathclyde
@metofficeNWScot Weather warnings Highlands and Eilean Siar
@metofficeNEScot Weather warnings Grampian
@metofficeNIsles Weather warnings Orkney and Shetland
@metofficestorms 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.

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.

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