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Wednesday 22 October Published at 17:25

UK Warnings

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

Wednesday 22 October

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

Wednesday 22 October

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

About the Met Office Weather Warnings

BBC Weather carries two types of weather warnings issued by the Met Office: Warnings and Early Warnings.

Warnings will be issued when severe weather is expected within the next 24 hours.

Early Warnings will be issued more than 24 hours ahead of severe weather.

There are three categories of event Red, Amber and Yellow - the most severe is Red.

A Warning and an Early Warning of the same colour have the same severity but are forecast to arrive at different times. Thus, the difference between a Red Warning and a Red Early Warning is the lead time of the event.

When a warning is in force, full information can be found at Met Office Weather Warnings

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 October Published at 10:00

Monthly Outlook

Summary
Gonzalo heads for the UK

Ex-Hurricane Gonzalo has been the strongest Atlantic Hurricane since 2010 when it peaked at a Category 4 storm. Since his formation he has battered Antigua, Bermuda and Newfoundland before making extra-tropical transition and beginning his journey across the Atlantic. Gonzalo's remnants will lose a lot of their energy as they cross the relatively cool waters of the Atlantic, and, as they reach the shores of the UK, extreme conditions seem unlikely. Rather, there will be brief spells of wet and windy weather during the start of the week - all fairly typical for this time of year.

Monday 20 October—Sunday 26 October
Unsettled throughout and turning increasingly cool

A strong westerly flow from the Atlantic is expected this week with high pressure to the south of the UK and low pressure to the north. This set up will bring bouts of wet and windy weather to the UK equally mixed with some brighter, more showery conditions.
Monday starts with a quiet, cloudy day and occasional light showers. However, with the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo fast approaching, wet and very windy weather is set to push in overnight. The heavy rain associated with this system will clear overnight although the strong winds will persist into Tuesday. Tuesday itself looks windy and showery with some brighter interludes, feeling cooler too which could mean the odd snow flurry over the higher ground of northwest Scotland.
The unsettled weather continues for the end of the week too, with winds easing slightly, spells of rain for all and feeling cooler with temperatures returning to the seasonal norm.

Monday 27 October—Sunday 2 November
Textbook autumn continuing

From next weekend onwards the signs point to high pressure starting to build from the southwest, extending north over England and Wales. This will create a north-south split in the UK weather with the driest and brightest conditions towards the south and breezier conditions with outbreaks of rain further north. In this set up, temperatures are likely to sit where they should be for this time of year.

Monday 3 November—Sunday 16 November
North - south split continues

Conditions look set to continue the trend of a north-south split for the first half of November with wet and windy weather most likely for the north of the country and drier and brighter weather further south. This does not mean that rain will be confined solely to northern and western areas; from time to time it could affect the whole country. Southern areas are more likely to have drier interludes with some sunny spells - however, this may lead to the risk of mist or fog forming overnight. During this period daytime temperatures are likely to be around the seasonal norm.

Next week

As we approach the end of autumn will we soon start to feel the cold grasp of winter?

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 October

Summary

Wednesday 22 October Published at 14:40

Summary

Generally cloudy and mild, with some rain in the northwest.
This Evening and Tonight

Rather cloudy and mild for most with occasional rain in places. This will be most persistent in the northwest, whilst drizzle spreads eastwards across southwestern areas. Generally drier in the east, with some clear spells. Fairly windy in the north.

Thursday

Breezy and largely cloudy with some persistent rain in the west/northwest, and drizzle across the south. Although, there will be some brighter interludes in the east, and far northwest later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday

Rain across England and Wales on Friday, will clear southeast by early Saturday. Brighter conditions follow, although with occasional showers, heavy in the northwest. Windy, with gales in the north.

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