UK weather warnings

Warning overview for UK

Yellow weather warning
Yellow - Thunderstorm
Central, Tayside & Fife, Grampian, Highlands & Eilean Siar, Northern Ireland, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders, Strathclyde
Yellow weather warning
Yellow - Rain
Central, Tayside & Fife, Highlands & Eilean Siar, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders, Strathclyde

Warning details for UK

yellow
Yellow warning
Thunderstorm
Today
UTC+1
Tomorrow

Headline

Heavy showers and thunderstorms will bring difficult travelling conditions and localised flooding.

What to expect

  • There is a good chance driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus
  • Delays to train services are possible
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is likely
  • Probably some damage to a few buildings and structures from lightning strikes
  • Some flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible, leading to some damage to buildings or structures
Further details

Further details

Heavy showers and some thunderstorms will develop over parts of Northern Ireland and southern Scotland on Friday evening before extending further northeast over Scotland overnight. Heavy bursts of rain are expected, with hail also possible, giving accumulations of locally 15-30 mm within a few hours. The showers will move away from Northern Ireland in the early hours of Saturday then ease over Scotland later in the morning.


Warning impact matrix

Very
likely
✓
to
Unlikely
Very low
impact
to High
impact

Regions and local authorities affected:

Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Angus
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Dundee
  • Falkirk
  • Fife
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling
Grampian
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray
Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • Highland
Northern Ireland
  • County Antrim
  • County Armagh
  • County Down
  • County Londonderry
  • County Tyrone
SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish Borders
  • West Lothian
Strathclyde
  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire
yellow
Yellow warning
Rain
Sun 21
UTC+1
Tue 23

Headline

A spell of heavy rain is expected across parts of western Scotland which may lead to some flooding and travel disruption.

What to expect

  • 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 homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
Further details

Further details

Rain will affect western Scotland through late Sunday and Monday before clearing on Tuesday morning. This will often be heavy and persistent, especially over hills. Many locations in this region will see 25-50 mm of rainfall, with the heaviest rain over high ground where 100-150 mm is likely to fall. The rain will be accompanied by strong winds, bringing a spell of coastal gales and gusts to around 50mph over hills and headlands.


Warning impact matrix

Very
likely
✓
to
Unlikely
Very low
impact
to High
impact

Regions and local authorities affected:

Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling
Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • Highland
SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • Dumfries and Galloway
Strathclyde
  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire

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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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