UK Warnings

Monday 22 December Published at 19:23

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

YELLOW WARNING of RAIN for northwest and northern England.

Spells of persistent, and at times heavy, rain will affect parts of northern and northwest England on Monday and Tuesday. This rain will fall onto already saturated ground and the public should be aware of the possibility of some minor flooding, affecting for example some road networks.

This is an update to the warning issued on Sunday to enlarge the area to include more of Cumbria.

Valid 1145 Monday to 2355 Tuesday.

YELLOW WARNING of RAIN for southwest Scotland.

Persistent rain will continue to affect southwest Scotland for the rest of Monday and through Tuesday morning before clearing away south on Tuesday afternoon.

With this rain falling onto already saturated ground, the public should be aware of the risk of localised flooding and disruption to transport. This warning has been updated to bring the start time forward with an extension to the warning area.

Valid 1500 Monday to 1500 Tuesday.

YELLOW WARNING of RAIN for Northern Ireland.

A period of occasionally heavy rain is expected to develop during Monday night and then last through much of Tuesday morning. Rainfall totals of 15-25 mm can be expected widely, with as much as 40 mm over high ground.

The public should be aware of the risk of localised flooding and potential disruption to travel.

Valid 2100 Monday to 1200 Tuesday.

YELLOW WARNING of RAIN for north Wales.

Heavy rain will affect North Wales on Tuesday. Given high river levels from recent heavy rain, the public should be aware of the risk of further flooding, for example affecting some roads.

Valid 0900 to 2300 Tuesday.

Flood Warning

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

Monday 22nd December 2014

There are flood warnings in place in the following regions;

SCOTLAND (6)

NORTHWEST (1)

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