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Monday 24 November Published at 00:08
Issued by the Met Office
Monday 24th November
There are no weather warnings in force.
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 17 November Published at 10:00
What does the next month look like?
The past week has been one of transition. Initially wet and windy with Atlantic low pressure systems swinging in from the west; but ending with a drier easterly theme - rather cloudy with a lot of overnight mist and fog which, being mid-November, has been stubborn to clear. So, it is with an easterly wind that we start next week - the question is though, how long will this last?
Monday 17 November—Sunday 23 November
A much drier week ahead
We start the coming week with an area of low pressure easing away to the south of the UK bringing in an easterly wind on its northern flank allowing high pressure to gradually build in. Monday is set to see a weakening area of rain bring wet weather and cloudy skies to many; however, it will weaken throughout the day meaning that by the time Tuesday arrives it will turn drier although it will remain fairly cloudy. Wednesday sees the arrival of a weather front into the west of the UK, it never makes it very far though as it is running into high pressure. By Thursday the weather front has become stranded over western areas bringing nothing more than cloudier skies and patches of drizzly rain and that's how we end the week - rather cloudy but mostly dry.
Monday 24 November—Sunday 30 November
Another fairly settled week
The following week at this stage is looking fairly settled with an easterly/southeasterly wind keeping conditions predominantly dry but often fairly cloudy. Later in the period it is likely that areas of rain and stronger winds will try and push into western areas bringing some wet weather here, though the progress of these weather fronts further east will be erratic and uncertain as they run in to easterly winds therefore the lion's share of the brightness and dry weather looks to be found in eastern areas of England and Scotland.
Monday 1 December—Sunday 14 December
Turning more unsettled from the west
The transition to a more mobile westerly pattern with areas of low pressure pushing in from the Atlantic is always a slow and uncertain process; however, as we move into the last month of 2014 it does look like western areas of the UK will start to see increasingly wet weather. These bands of rain may at times push all the way over to the east coast of England and Scotland; however, it is here where we are likely to see the driest and brightest weather. In the quieter spells of weather, cooler spells are likely with some overnight fog and frost, at the moment though, there is no strong signal for the temperatures to dip below where they should be for this time of year.
Looking further ahead into December will we start to see a dip in the temperatures?
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 24 November
Sunday 23 November Published at 15:34
Rain clearing the southeast. Becoming cold and frosty for many.
This Evening and Tonight
Persistent rain across the far southeast will clear through this evening to leave a clear, cold and frosty night for much of the country with some freezing fog patches forming. Less cold in the far northwest where showers will continue.
Dry, sunny after a frosty, and locally foggy, start. Rain arriving in the northwest later. Central and some southern parts becoming frosty overnight with fog patches.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday
Turning cloudier through Tuesday and Wednesday with many seeing some rain, away from northwestern Britain where frost will become confined. Drier on Thursday, rain and strong winds far west later.