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Thursday 3 September Published at 15:14
Issued by the Met Office
Thursday 3 September
There are no weather 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
Monday 31 August Published at 10:00
Autumn is officially here
Monday is the last day of the meteorological summer and whilst there were a few hot days for some, they didn't last and they certainly weren't very widespread. The word heatwave certainly didn't crop up all that much over the last three months. We've seen periods of unseasonably windy weather and wetter than average conditions, most notably so in the north and west.
Looking forward into autumn it looks like high pressure will slowly start to edge into the UK settling our weather down, but not before some wet and windy weather through the first couple of days. High pressure will bring mainly dry weather from then on with some chilly nights and settled days where cloud cover will be all important in each day's temperature. There will be showers at times and as we approach the latter half of the month, these will become more and more frequent, particularly in the north and west.
Monday 31 August—Sunday 6 September
The start of meteorological autumn
Monday looks like an unsettled day with frequent showers across northern and western areas, some of which may be heavy and thundery. An area of low pressure in the south will bring more prolonged rain which again will be heavy at times and not without the risk of one or two flashes of lightning as well.
As this area of low pressure is pushed east into the North Sea by an approaching Atlantic high pressure system the UK will come under a northerly regime. Winds will be strong and cold along the east coast, perhaps reaching gale force through Tuesday and Wednesday before easing into the end of the week. Showers will become fewer and further between as the high pressure exerts its influence, bringing a mainly dry end to the week.
As always, forecasting cloud amounts under areas of high atmospheric pressure will prove tricky but under clear spells you can expect warm days and chilly nights with patchy fog. The best of the temperatures will be found in the south and west but elsewhere they are likely to be at or below average.
Monday 7 September—Sunday 13 September
Calm conditions but not necessarily warm
The centre of the high pressure system over the UK will tend to drift to the northeast towards Scandinavia bringing easterly winds across the southern half of the UK to start the week, which may well lead to showers, some of which could be heavy. Apart from this the settled, mainly dry weather will continue and whilst temperatures will be generally below average, cloud amounts will have a huge impact of the feel of the day. Clear spells by day will lead to warm autumn sunshine but clear spells by night will lead to chilly, occasionally foggy nights with the risk of patchy rural frosts.
Monday 14 September—Sunday 27 September
The start of astronomical autumn
Into the second half of September the area of high pressure is expected to enter a period of decline, allowing more unsettled weather to push into the UK on strengthening southwesterly winds. The most frequent showers and longer spells of rain will affect northern and western areas with a cool feel as the remnants of the high pressure provide shelter for southern and eastern areas where temperatures are likely to be above average for the time of year.
This may be the last chance for an Indian summer - will we get one?
Monthly forecastingThe 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 7 September
Friday 4 September Published at 02:37
A mostly cloudy and cool day with some sunnier spells.
Today will be fairly cloudy and cool for most with often only limited spells of sunshine. Southeast England, Northern Ireland and Scotland may see some showery rain though elsewhere it should stay mainly dry. Feeling breezy around the coasts.
Overnight, showery rain will spread to England and Wales whilst drier and clearer weather arrives from the north, with perhaps a touch of frost possible here.
Apart from some early rain in the south of England, a predominantly dry day with plenty of sunny spells. Winds will be light inland but noticeably breezy around the coasts.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday
The outlook period looks often cloudy but mostly dry, though there should be some spells of sunshine too. Feeling a little cool for the time of year, especially overnight.