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Monday 20 February Published at 09:57

UK Warnings

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

Saturday 18 February

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

Flood Warning

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

FLOOD WARNINGS

Updated 20 Feb at 09:57

There is a flood warning in force in the following region:

SCOTLAND (1)

Further updates will appear here.

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 20 February Published at 10:00

Monthly Outlook

Summary
What a difference a week can make.

Last week started off on a dry, cold and chilly note with a widespread frost. Wednesday marked a transition to a much milder theme across the UK. As we head into this week, we can expect to see some very mild temperatures, some very windy weather, outbreaks of rain and well as the return to chilly conditions. It looks suspiciously like spring time in the UK!

Monday 20 February—Sunday 26 February
A mild start but a cold finish!

We start off the new working week on an exceptionally mild night, in fact the mildest night of the year so far for most of the UK. It will be a very windy day across the northern half of the UK with outbreaks of rain in the northwest. The rest of the UK will be fairly cloudy and there will be patchy rain across Wales and southwest England. However, eastern parts of England will see good breaks in the cloud, and in the sunshine a few spots could get up to 17C. In general though, it will be a mild day with temperatures widely reaching 14C.
On Tuesday, there will be further rain and strong winds across Scotland and it will be a colder day here. It will be a windy day too with Northern Ireland and northern England with showery rain. Breezy elsewhere with rain on and off through the day.
Wednesday marks a shift to colder weather as a front sweeps across the country introducing much colder air and it will feel quite wintry again. There will be gales or severe gales in the north and east and it will be windy elsewhere.
As we approach the end of the week, we see a deep area of low pressure speed through bringing strong winds and rain and we end the week on a cold but drier note, about 7 degrees colder than we started the week!

Monday 27 February—Sunday 5 March
Day on day changes.

As we head into meteorological spring, the Atlantic comes to life again and we see rain and strong winds pushing through. The general signal is for the strongest of the winds to push into the far northwest of the UK. Temperature wise it looks very similar to this week, and we will see a wide variety of temperatures. That's nothing unusual for this time of year but none the less day on day changes as a mobile pattern continues to be signalled. There are suggestions in some of the computer models that we could see a spell of heavy rain with the possibility of further snow showers across the high ground of northern England and Scotland.

Monday 6 March—Monday 20 March
Looking further ahead.

As we head into March the climate computer models suggest that we are unlikely to see anything out of the ordinary for this time of year. There is the continued risk of having temperatures cold enough for some snow showers across northern England and Scotland and for some overnight frosts. However the frequency of frosts occurring further south will be less likely. There is however a small cluster of computer models that hint at a more prolonged cold spell, which is most probable later and should it occur is likely to be dry and cold.

Next week

Find out how meteorological and astronomical spring are shaping up.

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 27 February

Summary

Monday 20 February Published at 02:35

Summary

Windy and mild with outbreaks of rain.
Today

Spells of rain moving south-eastwards from Scotland and Northern Ireland into Wales and the Midlands. This followed by showers in the far north where it will also be very windy. Variable cloud amounts elsewhere and mild for all.

Tonight

Showers continuing to affect the far north. Cloudy with rain and drizzle across England and Wales. Clearer and drier for northern England and southern Scotland.

Tuesday

Dry for many with some sunny spells at first for eastern UK, but increasing cloud and outbreaks of rain approaching from the west, and becoming quite windy again.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday

Rain clearing on Wednesday to leave sunny spells but also strong winds, then wet and windy overnight, with very windy, showery conditions on Thursday. Drier and calmer on Friday.

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