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Sunday 31 July Published at 00:08

UK Warnings

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

Sunday 31 July

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

Sunday 31 July

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 25 July Published at 10:00

Monthly Outlook

No quick return to hot weather - some showers

Almost everywhere had a hot day last Tuesday, and eastern England has had a very warm week. Temperatures will be lower during the coming week, but the pattern of showery weather often affecting the north and west but only occasionally pushing into southeastern parts is expected to continue into early August. There's no immediate sign of a return to hot weather, but the southeast will see some warm days, and there's just the chance that more settled weather will develop everywhere for a time.

Monday 25 July—Sunday 31 July
Showers on most days. Not so warm in the east.

For many parts of England, Monday will be the coolest day for some time, with temperatures back near the normal for late July. There'll be some sunshine and only isolated light showers over England and Wales, while Northern Ireland and Scotland have a cool westerly wind and more widespread showers, with this cool showery weather continuing there on Tuesday. Further south it will turn cloudier with some patchy rain over Wales and the southwest. On Wednesday and Thursday, rather cloudy weather will spread across the country, bringing rain especially to western parts. The southeast will be drier, and may turn warmer and brighter but with the chance of a few heavy showers. For Friday and the weekend the mix of sunny intervals and scattered showers will continue. Northern areas will be rather cool, and will see more showers, while the south is drier and a little warmer. As a result, some places in the south will end up with a very dry July overall.

Monday 1 August—Sunday 7 August
Change of month... but no change in weather

August begins with the same sort of weather pattern expected to continue. So we continue to look to the west for occasional bands of rain moving in from the Atlantic. These will be more potent in the northwest, so expect some heavy bursts of rain there, while in the south and east any rain will be lighter and more patchy in nature. Scotland and Northern Ireland will have temperatures near or a little below normal, while the south may see one or two warmer, more humid days.

Monday 8 August—Sunday 21 August
Increasing chance of a fine, warm spell

The pattern of rather unsettled weather, giving most of the rain in the northwest and best of the temperatures and sunshine in the southeast, is likely to prevail through the middle fortnight of August too. However, some computer models are suggesting that a high pressure area may develop across the British Isles. This means there is an increasing chance that there will be a spell when the whole country can expect several days of fine, warm weather with long sunny spells. This can only be considered a moderate probability at this range - the high pressure may prove reluctant to shift from its usual position near the Azores.

Next week

Watching for signs of the Azores High shifting towards the British Isles

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 1 August


Sunday 31 July Published at 01:39


Sunshine and showers today, turning unsettled into the working week.

A fine start for many, though showers across Scotland, Northern Ireland and South East England, the showers in the south soon easing. We'll then see sunshine and scattered showers, and it should feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine.


Some evening sunshine, with most of the showers easing. It'll cloud over with rain perhaps reaching the far west of Wales and South West England by dawn.


Rain across Wales and South West England will spread eastwards through the afternoon. This may be heavy at times, and turning rather windy. Sunshine and showers further north.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday

Unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain for most on Tuesday and Wednesday. It'll be rather windy too. Clearing to showery, fresher conditions on Thursday and turning less windy.

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