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Saturday 29 April Published at 00:17

UK Warnings

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

Saturday 29 April

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

Saturday 29 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 24 April Published at 10:00

Monthly Outlook

Spring temperature rollercoaster

Spring often throws a wide variety of weather types at us, and the coming month looks to be a perfect example. There'll be a late taste of winter in places this week, but May promises some warm, dry spells. And while the temperature might swing markedly, there's still no sign of prolonged rainfall to end the long dry spell in southeastern parts.

Monday 24 April—Sunday 30 April
Cold and showery for a time, some rain later

Some really cold air will be spreading southwards on Monday, following a band of rain which will clear southern England in the evening. Wintry showers will follow to Scotland and northeast England, with snow to quite low levels. By Tuesday, cold northerly winds will be bringing sunny intervals and showers of rain, sleet and snow to many places. By Wednesday, the showers, still wintry in places, will mainly affect England, while the north and west turn drier. For Thursday and Friday, cloudier and less cold weather, with a little rain, will spread from the northwest, leading on to a mixed weekend - with most places seeing rain at some stage, especially the northwest.

Monday 1 May—Sunday 7 May
Early May warmth

After the unsettled weekend, settled weather looks set to develop in early May. High pressure will build over the country, bringing most areas several days of dry and warmer weather with some sunshine, although it may take some time to extend to northwest Scotland. Before the air warms up, however, there could be a couple of very chilly nights with ground frost. Winds are likely to turn south or southeasterly, while any threat of rain later in the week is likely to be focused towards southwestern parts.

Monday 8 May—Sunday 21 May
Often dry - but warm or cold?

For the middle fortnight of the month there is still likely to be a good deal of dry weather with sunny spells around, with high pressure staying in charge of the weather pattern over the UK. Exactly where the high settles will have an important influence on the temperature. Although warm at times, such springtime highs tend to move westwards. This suggests that western parts will stay driest and sunniest, with the south and east most likely to catch any approaching bands of rain, but it may also mean that colder air will return on northerly winds at times.

Next week

A full look ahead at May 2017 - a spring or summer month this year?

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 1 May


Saturday 29 April Published at 02:46


Dry today with warm sunny spells

Most places will stay dry all day, with sunny spells, particularly in the south. It will become windy in the west, though it will feel warmer than in recent days. A few showers will affect Northern Ireland and Scotland.


It will be dry, mild and breezy overnight so mist and fog are only likely in the Scottish Mountains. Rain will arrive in the far south-west late in the night.


Tomorrow will be windy everywhere. The rain in the southwest will gradually spread into south Wales and southern England but northern and eastern parts will stay dry and often sunny.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday

The bank holiday will be wet for many, including heavy showers in the south. Scotland is likely to stay dry with sunshine. Tuesday and Wednesday will be drier and warmer.

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Last updated 10:11 BST, Saturday 29 Apr