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What do the warning colours mean?

Red warning

  • Dangerous weather is expected and, if you have not done so already, you should take action now to keep yourself and others safe from the impact of the severe weather.
  • It is very likely that there will be a risk to life, with substantial disruption to travel, energy supplies and possibly widespread damage to property and infrastructure.

Amber warning

  • There is an increased likelihood of impacts from severe weather, which could potentially disrupt your plans.
  • This means there is the possibility of travel delays, road and rail closures, power cuts and the potential risk to life and property.

Yellow warning

  • Yellow warnings can be issued for a range of weather situations.
  • It is important to read the content of yellow warnings to determine which weather situation is being covered by the warning.

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UK weather warnings

Yellow warning
Sat 9

A band of rain will move across the area this morning, followed by a drier interlude, then heavy showers again this evening.

What to Expect

  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely

What should I do?

Further Details

A band of rain, heavy at times, will move eastwards across the area this morning, clearing by around midday. 10-20mm is likely in places with perhaps 25-30mm over hills and mountains, and falling onto already saturated ground. A drier interlude follows, but further heavy rain is expected this evening as bands of showers sweep eastwards producing a further 20-30mm, along with a risk of hail and thunder. What should I do? Give yourself the best chance of avoiding delays by checking road conditions if driving, or bus and train timetables, amending your travel plans if necessary. Check if your property could be at risk of flooding. If so, consider preparing a flood plan and an emergency flood kit. Be prepared for weather warnings to change quickly: when a weather warning is issued, the Met Office recommends staying up to date with the weather forecast in your area.

Warning impact matrix

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Regions and local authorities affected:

East Midlands

  • Derbyshire

North West England

  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Cumbria
  • Greater Manchester
  • Lancashire

Yorkshire & Humber

  • North Yorkshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire
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