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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
Rain
06:00
Tomorrow
UTC
18:00
Tomorrow

Heavy rain may cause some flooding and disruption in places.

What to Expect

  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer

What should I do?

Further Details

Rain is expected to move northeastwards across parts of Southwest England on Sunday morning, persisting through much of the day before slowly dying out later in the afternoon. 15 to 25 mm rainfall is likely quite widely with perhaps up to 40 mm in a few places. With saturated ground, this may lead to some flooding and disruption. What should I do? Check if your property could be at risk of flooding. If so, consider preparing a flood plan and an emergency flood kit. 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. People cope better with power cuts when they have prepared for them in advance. It’s easy to do; consider gathering torches and batteries, a mobile phone power pack and other essential items. 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

This warning has a medium likelihood and a low impact.

Very
likely
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to
Unlikely
Very low
impact
to High
impact

Regions and local authorities affected:

South West England

  • Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole
  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Plymouth
  • Somerset
  • Torbay
Yellow warning
Rain
15:00
Tomorrow
UTC
09:00
Mon 26

Persistent rain perhaps leading to some flooding and disruption.

What to Expect

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a small chance that some communities will become cut off by flooded roads

What should I do?

Further Details

Rain is expected to arrive across Sussex and Kent during Sunday afternoon, persisting through the night before slowly clearing on Monday morning. 15 to 25 mm rainfall is likely widely, perhaps with as much as 40 mm in a few places. With the ground already saturated this may lead to some flooding and disruption. What should I do? Check if your property could be at risk of flooding. If so, consider preparing a flood plan and an emergency flood kit. 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. People cope better with power cuts when they have prepared for them in advance. It’s easy to do; consider gathering torches and batteries, a mobile phone power pack and other essential items. 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

This warning has a very low likelihood and a medium impact.

Very
likely
✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
to
Unlikely
Very low
impact
to High
impact

Regions and local authorities affected:

London & South East England

  • East Sussex
  • Greater London
  • Kent
  • Medway
  • Surrey
Warnings are in force for:

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