UK Warnings

Sunday 29 November Published at 00:15

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office


Issued on Sat 28 Nov at 17:23

Valid from 21:00 on Sat 28 Nov to 10:00 on Sun 29 Nov

Wintry showers will lead to some icy surfaces in many parts of Scotland overnight and into Sunday morning. The public are advised to take extra care when travelling.

YELLOW WARNING OF STRONG WIND for England, Wales N Ireland and Scotland

Issued at 12:20 on Sat 29 Nov

Valid from 07:00 on Sun 29 Nov to 20:00 on Sun 29 Nov 2015

Severe west to southwesterly gales are expected to affect England, Wales, Northern Ireland and parts of southern Scotland on Sunday. Inland gusts of 50-60 mph could occur, especially in the west and over northern England. Gusts around western coasts could reach 70 mph, this most likely around coasts of north Wales, northwest England and Dumfries and Galloway.

The public should be aware of the potential for disruption due to the gales and severe gales.


Issued at 12:50 on Sat 28 Nov

Valid from 07:00 on Sun 29 Nov to 10:00 on Mon 30 Nov

Rain will turn to snow just north of the Central Belt on Sunday morning and into the afternoon, giving a few cm of snow at low levels and 10-15 cm over some higher ground. In other areas, wintry showers will persist, becoming heavier and more widespread later on Sunday and overnight into Monday, leading to further accumulating snow in places, together with icy surfaces.

The public should be aware of potential difficulties in travelling, and should keep up to date with any updates to this warning.

YELLOW WARNING OF RAIN for parts of Northern England

Issued at 12:25 on Sat 28 Nov

Valid from 06:00 on Sun 29 Nov to 14:00 on Sun 29 Nov 2015

Outbreaks of rain on Sunday will become heavy at times. Although rainfall totals are not expected to be particularly large, rivers remain high and are expected to respond, leading to the risk of flooding.

The public should be aware of possible localised disruption.


Issued at 11:54 on Fri 27 Nov

Valid from 00:15 on Mon 30 Nov to 23:45 on Tue 1 Dec

Spells of rain over the hills of Wales and northern England will lead to rising river levels, which in turn could lead to local flooding.

Flood Warning

Issued by the Environment Agency or by SEPA in Scotland and Natural Resources Wales in Wales

There are currently 12 Flood warnings:

Scotland (6)

England (6)

Further updates will appear here.

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