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Wednesday 5 August Published at 06:26

UK Warnings

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

Wednesday 5 August

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 5 August

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 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 3 August Published at 10:00

Monthly Outlook

With one month of summer left, where is the sun?

July saw a whole range of weather from record breaking heat in the south on the 1st, all the way through to record breaking cold on the last morning of the month. It seems as though summer has repeatedly tried to grab hold of our weather but has never kept a tight grip for very long.

If you're hoping for August to bring glorious sunshine and high temperatures then you may be in luck, but only for short periods at a time. The best of the warmth will, as usual, be in the southeast as the northwest bears the brunt of the strong winds and rain with occasional more settled spells.

Monday 3 August—Sunday 9 August
A little bit of everything

Monday starts on an improving note with rain clearing away from the north of Scotland to leave a mainly dry day across the whole UK. Eastern England and northeast Scotland can expect temperatures into the mid-twenties. Strong winds across the north and west will continue to strengthen across Northern Ireland where rain will move in later.

Tuesday will be breezy for everyone, with sunshine and showers across the board. The heaviest and most frequent showers will be in northwest Scotland and the best of any sunny spells will be down the eastern flank of the country. The day will improve as strong winds and showers both gradually ease but temperatures away from the southeast will be just below average for the time of year.

Wednesday will start fine and bright for most but an area of rain will move in from the southwest making conditions increasingly wet across Northern Ireland, southwest Scotland and to a lesser extent western Wales. Away from these areas it will be a mainly dry day with good sunny spells with temperatures returning to where they should be at the start of August.

Towards the end of the week the winds will be much lighter but there will be a mix of sunshine and showers as things remain unsettled, hardly what the mind's eye conjures when dreaming of summer barbecues. There are signs that temperatures are set to climb, at least for the southeast, into the high twenties but in the north it looks like temperatures will be average at best.

As the weekend moves in, just about everyone will see temperatures fall somewhat from those of the end of the week as more wet and windy weather pushes in from the Atlantic, particularly for the northwest. The southeast should stay mainly dry but there is a risk of thundery downpours at times.

Monday 10 August—Sunday 16 August
Did someone say heatwave? No, no they didn't

Westerly or southwesterly winds will dominate the weather systems affecting the UK this week with a very mobile set up bringing changeable conditions. There will be showers or longer spells of rain for most but these will be interspersed with more settled conditions as short lived ridges of high pressure exert their influence. There is a chance that the settled weather could become more well established across the south bringing a few fine and sunny days.

Temperatures throughout the week are likely to be below average but where any longer periods of sunshine develop it will feel warm out of the wind.

Monday 17 August—Sunday 30 August
Is summer over before it's even begun?

The second half of the final month of summer isn't looking like bringing a heatwave or any extended periods of sunshine. Temperatures are likely to remain on the cool side of average, with showers and longer spells of rain passing across the UK. These are likely to be heaviest and most frequent in the north and west with any prolonged dry and sunny weather most likely to be in the south and east.

Next week

As we move into meteorological autumn, will we get an Indian summer?

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 10 August


Wednesday 5 August Published at 04:33


Cloud and showery rain spreading east to many parts.

A fine, though breezy, start for many with sunny spells. Showery rain mainly across Northern Ireland at first will gradually spread northeastwards into Scotland, whilst cloud increases to bring scattered showery outbreaks across England and Wales.


Heavier showers slowly clearing from the south, becoming largely confined to the northeast of Scotland by dawn. Generally cloudy, damp and mild elsewhere with winds falling light.


Often cloudy at first though soon brightening up with plenty of dry, sunny weather, and only isolated showers developing. Feeling warmer than of late with mainly light winds.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday

Largely fine Friday and Saturday, with isolated showers. Rain arriving in the north and west later Saturday and during Sunday, though gradually easing. Drier with warm sunshine in the southeast.

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