UK weather warnings

Warning details for UK

Yellow warning


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

Reason for update

Warning area extended slightly eastwards across southern Scotland.

Further details

Rain will affect western Scotland from Sunday afternoon onwards through Monday before clearing northwards Monday evening and night. This rain will often be heavy and persistent, especially over hills. Many parts are likely to see 25 to 50 mm rain whilst over some western parts of Highland, Argyll and Dumfries and Galloway 75 to 100 mm rain possible over higher ground. This rain will be accompanied by strong winds, particularly during Sunday night and Monday morning when coastal gales are possible and 40 to 50 mph gusts may affect some hills and headlands.

Warning impact matrix

Very low
to High

Regions and local authorities affected:

Central, Tayside & Fife
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling
Highlands & Eilean Siar
  • Highland
North West England
  • Cumbria
SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Scottish Borders
  • 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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