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Sunday 23 April Published at 11:22

UK Warnings

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

YELLOW WARNING OF SNOW for Northern Scotland

Issued at 10:38 Sun 23 Apr

Valid from 04:00 Mon 24 Apr to 11:00 Mon 24 Apr

An area of sleet and snow will move southwards during Monday morning. Heavier snowfall is expected to affect higher level routes where 2-5 cm of snow is likely to accumulate in places, whilst 1 to 2 cm is possible to lower levels. Some transport routes may be affected, with journeys requiring longer travel times.

Flood Warning

Issued by the Environment Agency or by SEPA in Scotland and Natural Resources Wales in Wales

Sunday 23 April

There are no flood warnings in force anywhere in the United Kingdom.

About the Met Office Weather Warnings

The Met Office warns the public and emergency responders of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause danger to life or widespread disruption through the National Severe Weather Warning Service.

The Met Office issues warnings for rain, snow, wind, fog and ice. These warnings are given a colour depending on a combination of the likelihood of the event happening and the impact the conditions may have.

For more information, see the Met Office Weather Warnings Guide.

About Flood Warnings

The flood warnings are issued by the Environment Agency, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales, and sent to the BBC Weather Centre. We then issue a compendium of warnings based on the latest information available. When severe flood warnings are issued they will also be highlighted on TV broadcasts.

Find out more about Flood Warnings

There are a number of ways you find out whether your area is at risk from flooding. The Environment Agency, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Natural Resources Wales update their warnings 24 hours a day via the Floodline number.

Floodline - 0345 988 1188

Monthly Outlook

Monday 17 April Published at 10:00

Monthly Outlook

Is the sunshine set to make a return this week?

For many of us, there has been some warm sunshine at times so far in April, however Easter Sunday in particular was rather wet for some. This week the sunshine looks set to make a return for many, though the warm, southerly winds of last week now seem a distant memory as the week begins with a chilly, northerly breeze coming straight from the Arctic.

Monday 17 April—Sunday 23 April
Slowly, but surely, warming up.

A chilly start to the week across much of the UK with cold air being dragged down from the north. There will be a few showers around on Monday but many of us will have a dry day with good sunny spells. Overnight into Tuesday cold air will spread across all of the UK, bringing a frosty night for most but also pleasant sunshine during Tuesday. It will be a chilly day, especially in the south-east where there will be more of a breeze and some showers. During the rest of the week temperatures will climb steadily, particularly across the south where there will also be some decent sunshine at times thanks to the influence of high pressure. Overnight however, it will be cold with a risk of frost. Further north it will be a cloudier picture with a chance of some rain and strong winds at times and milder conditions by night.

Monday 24 April—Sunday 30 April
A chill returns for the end of the month.

To start the week a northerly breeze is likely to return across all parts of the UK, so it will turn chilly with overnight frosts possible in all areas. At times there will be showers but for many it will be mostly dry with some good sunshine. In the far north and east, it will be cloudy at times with a chance of rain and strong winds.

Monday 1 May—Sunday 14 May
High and dry

High pressure looks set to remain close by as we head into May bringing settled and drier than average weather. However, brief spells of unsettled weather will mean some rain at times, mainly for the north and east. Although the new month is likely to start quite chilly, temperatures should rise as we head towards the middle of the month.

Next week

As the days lengthen could there be any sign of summer on the way.

Monthly forecasting
The weather beyond about a week ahead stretches even the most experienced weather forecaster. Complex numerical weather forecast models from the Met Office and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) are run many times for the month (and season) ahead to build up a picture of the likelihood of different weather types affecting the UK.

Next update at 10:00, Monday 24 April


Sunday 23 April Published at 00:37


Largely dry today but becoming colder and more unsettled.

It will be rather cloudy in the north with patchy rain at first, which will become more persistent later, with strong winds. For many it will be largely dry though, and pleasant in the sunshine.


Bands of rain will move south from Scotland tonight, with some snow over the hills in Scotland. It will become windy for many but southern areas should stay dry.


Patchy rain will continue to move south tomorrow. Further sleet and snow will affect the north, especially over hills. Windy for many and feeling colder in the north.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday

Sunny spells and scattered showers are likely on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the risk of hail and some snow. Becoming drier and less cold on Thursday, with a few showers.

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Last updated 08:47 BST, Sunday 23 Apr