UK Weather Warnings

Issued by the Met Office

  1. Amber warning of wind

    Areas affected: Central, Tayside & Fife | Grampian | Highlands & Eilean Siar | North East England | Orkney & Shetland | SW Scotland, Lothian Borders | Yorkshire & Humber

    ACTIVE

    Started at: 15:00 GMT on Fri 26 November

    Ends: 09:00 GMT on Sat 27 November

    High winds associated with Storm Arwen are expected to cause some travel disruption and damage. - Flying debris is likely and could lead to Injuries or danger to life - Probably damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs - Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected - Some roads and bridges likely to close - There is a good chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage - Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties

    Issued at: 09:39 GMT on Thu 25 November

  2. Yellow warning of snow

    Areas affected: East Midlands | North East England | North West England | SW Scotland, Lothian Borders | Strathclyde | West Midlands | Yorkshire & Humber

    ACTIVE

    Started at: 17:00 GMT on Fri 26 November

    Ends: 10:00 GMT on Sat 27 November

    Spells of hill snow may bring some disruption to travel Friday night and into Saturday - There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel - There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off - There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

    Issued at: 10:22 GMT on Fri 26 November

  3. Amber warning of wind

    Areas affected: North West England | South West England | Wales | West Midlands

    ACTIVE

    Started at: 00:00 GMT on Sat 27 November

    Ends: 09:00 GMT on Sat 27 November

    High winds associated with Storm Arwen are expected to cause some travel disruption and damage. - Flying debris is likely and could lead to Injuries or danger to life - Probably damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs - Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected - Some roads and bridges likely to close - There is a good chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage - Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties

    Issued at: 10:27 GMT on Fri 26 November

  4. Yellow warning of wind

    Areas affected: Central, Tayside & Fife | East Midlands | East of England | Grampian | Highlands & Eilean Siar | London & South East England | North East England | North West England | Northern Ireland | SW Scotland, Lothian Borders | South West England | Strathclyde | Wales | West Midlands | Yorkshire & Humber

    ACTIVE

    Started at: 00:00 GMT on Sat 27 November

    Ends: 18:00 GMT on Sat 27 November

    High winds may cause some travel disruption and damage. - Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible - Some damage to trees, temporary structures and buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen - Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible - Some roads and bridges may close - Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage - Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

    Issued at: 09:53 GMT on Tue 23 November

  5. Yellow warning of snow

    Areas affected: East Midlands | East of England | London & South East England | South West England | West Midlands

    ACTIVE

    Started at: 00:00 GMT on Sat 27 November

    Ends: 10:00 GMT on Sat 27 November

    Whilst most areas will see spells of rain there is a small chance of this turning to snow on Saturday morning leading to some disruption - There is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel - There is a slight chance that some rural communities could become cut off - There is a small chance that power cuts will occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected

    Issued at: 10:24 GMT on Fri 26 November

  6. Yellow warning of snow

    Areas affected: Central, Tayside & Fife | Grampian | Highlands & Eilean Siar | Orkney & Shetland | Strathclyde

    ACTIVE

    Started at: 00:00 GMT on Sat 27 November

    Ends: 10:00 GMT on Sat 27 November

    Wintry showers may bring some travel disruption across northern parts of Scotland on Saturday. - Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road - Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces - Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths

    Issued at: 10:18 GMT on Fri 26 November

  7. Yellow warning of ice

    Areas affected: Central, Tayside & Fife | Grampian | Highlands & Eilean Siar | Orkney & Shetland | Strathclyde

    ACTIVE

    Started at: 00:00 GMT on Sat 27 November

    Ends: 10:00 GMT on Sat 27 November

    Wintry showers may bring some travel disruption across northern parts of Scotland on Saturday. - Some roads and railways likely to be affected with longer journey times by road - Some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces - Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths

    Issued at: 10:18 GMT on Fri 26 November

About the Met Office Weather Warnings

The Met Office issues weather warnings when severe weather has the potential to impact the UK.

The Met Office issues warnings for rain, thunderstorms, wind, snow, lightning, ice, extreme heat and fog. These warnings are given a colour depending on a combination of both the impact the weather may have and the likelihood of those impacts occurring.

For more information, see the Met Office Weather Warnings Guide.

Weather Warnings Key

Red

Extreme weather is expected. Red means you should take action now to keep yourself and others safe from the impact of the weather. Widespread damage, travel and power disruption and risk to life is likely. You must avoid dangerous areas and follow the advice of the emergency services and local authorities.

Amber

There is an increased likelihood of bad weather affecting you, which could potentially disrupt your plans and possibly cause travel delays, road and rail closures, interruption to power and the potential risk to life and property. Amber means you need to be prepared to change your plans and protect you, your family and community from the impacts of the severe weather based on the forecast from the Met Office.

Yellow

Severe weather is possible over the next few days and could affect you. Yellow means that you should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays, or the disruption of your day to day activities. The Met Office is monitoring the developing weather situation and Yellow means keep an eye on the latest forecast and be aware that the weather may change or worsen, leading to disruption of your plans in the next few days.