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Wednesday 24 September Published at 00:17

UK Warnings

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

Wednesday 24 September

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 24 September

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 Alerts.

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

Alerts 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 Alert 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 Alert 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 22 September Published at 10:00

Monthly Outlook

The driest start to September for 50 years

The first half of September has been unusually dry and mild across large swathes of the UK with provisional Met Office statistics suggesting temperatures have been well above average and rainfall amounts have been much below the seasonal norm. Figures up to 15th September show there has been a measly 6.7mm of rain across the UK; this is only 7% of the average 96mm. The question is though - will it continue? Read on to find out more...

Monday 22 September—Sunday 28 September
The end to high pressure is in sight

This week finally sees the end of high pressure dominating the forecast, though, for the start of the coming week at least it is still providing us with some glorious sunshine. As we look through the forecast for this week the weather turns progressively more unsettled with areas of low pressure bringing spells of rain towards the UK from the Atlantic. This gradually sets up a northwest -southeast split; the best of the weather for England and Wales whilst Scotland and Northern Ireland should expect spells of rain and stronger winds.

Monday 29 September—Sunday 5 October
No change in the weather patterns

In similarity to the rest of September it looks like the weather setup is not going to change significantly as we look ahead in the period. The northwest - southeast split is set to continue with the lion's share of the sunshine and driest conditions expected for southern England and Wales. For Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland spells of wind and rain could mean that October gets off to a much wetter start than September did!

Monday 6 October—Sunday 19 October
Looking futher ahead

The split in conditions over the country is more likely than not to continue as we head into mid-October as well. In this situation day time temperatures are likely to be around average for the most part, however, in any sunnier spells especially in the south and east it should feel pleasantly warm. However, as is typical with October nights it will be feeling chilly overnight with some mist and fog patches.

Next week

Will September continue to be dry - find out more next week.

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 29 September


Tuesday 23 September Published at 15:40


Rain pushing southeastwards overnight, turning mostly fine for Wednesday.
This Evening and Tonight

Cloud and outbreaks of rain across some northwestern parts will continue to push southeastwards, reaching southern and southeastern parts towards dawn. Clear spells and scattered showers will follow, these mainly affecting western and northern coasts.


The patchy rain will clear the southeast by midday. Then there should be plenty of dry weather with sunny spells and just a few well scattered showers. Breezy.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday

Southern and eastern parts starting dry and fine, but becoming cloudier into the weekend. Further north and west, generally cloudier, fresher and windier with some rain at times.

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