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Thursday 29 September Published at 19:32

UK Warnings

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

Thursday 29 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

There are flood warnings in force across the following areas:


Last updated at 1930 on Thursday 29th September 2016.

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 26 September Published at 10:00

Monthly Outlook

September draws to a close

After all the excitement that early September brought with record breaking heat and intense thunderstorms, last week's weather was a little more calm. We often saw temperatures above the seasonable norm with quite dry weather at times too. But there was some rain to be had, especially in western areas. What's around the corner though in our forecast? Read on to find out more!

Monday 26 September—Sunday 2 October
What will the final week of September bring?

September will draw to a close in a conventional autumnal style with areas of low pressure bringing wet and windy weather at times. It is likely we will see a succession of these through this coming week, the first of which on Monday, with rain arriving from the southwest bringing the risk of coastal gales too. This will then be followed by further spells of wet and windy conditions throughout the week, though there are likely to be some drier intervals too with some good spells of sunshine.

Monday 3 October—Sunday 9 October
October has arrived; will we see a change?

Possibly. The most likely situation however is to see a continuation of the unsettled theme with wet and windy weather. It is likely that during this time we will see a northwest-southeast split start to develop with southeast England seeing the driest conditions and conversely, Scotland and Northern Ireland the wettest. But it's worth remembering, there is a chance of more settled conditions pushing across the UK, especially later in the week. This would bring the possibility of a quieter spell of weather particularly in the southeast.

Monday 10 October—Sunday 23 October
How's mid to late October looking?

Peering further ahead, it looks likely that we will keep a classically autumnal theme. It will remain unsettled with spells of wet and windy weather interspersed with brighter and drier interludes.

Next week

Will that small glimmer of more settled conditions push in over the UK?

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 3 October


Thursday 29 September Published at 13:40


Showers affecting western and northern parts overnight.
This Evening and Tonight

Showers, possibly heavy and thundery, will affect many northern and western parts overnight. Elsewhere there will be clear spells which allow it to become fairly chilly. The strong winds in northern parts will ease.


Showers, initially affecting the north and west, will develop across most parts by the afternoon, heavy and thundery in the north. Between the showers there will be sunny spells.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday

Showery rain, possibly thundery, in the south Saturday, lighter, isolated showers further north. Fine for most Sunday and Monday with chilly nights, but wet and windy in the northwest Monday.

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Last updated 18:27 BST, Thursday 29 Sep