National Severe Weather Warnings Archive

You can view past National Severe Weather Warnings in our Digital Library & Archive.

Warnings for the current year are catalogued at the end of each month once all the warnings have been issued and will made available as soon as possible, early in the following month. Our warnings archive dates back to 2012. If you require a recent warning which has not yet been added to our Digital Library and Archive please contact our enquiries team on [email protected] who will provide the warning to you if available.

You can also search for specific warnings in our online catalogue.

You can get a full listing of everything catalogued to date by entering "NSWWS" in the search bar and click on search:


For more specific searches you can narrow down your results by selecting from a range of dfferent elements displayed on the left hand side of the screen  - such a weather element, warning colour or region.


You can click on the title to display the full catalogue record or click on the online link to view the original warning in PDF format in our digital library & archive.

Warnings contain some key elements all of which can be included in a search.

Colour: Red, Amber, Yellow

WeatherRain, Thunderstorm, Wind, Snow, Lightning, Ice, Fog, Extreme Heat


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

For more complex searches including dates you can select the advanced search option from the top right hand side of the home screen.


Please see the guide to warnings  for more information about how to interpret the information contained within a warning.

 You can email the library & archive if you have a question about our NSWWS archive.