UK Warnings

Friday 1 August Published at 00:09

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

Friday 1st August 2014


An area of rain is expected to push north across the UK through Saturday, becoming heavy at times across parts of Wales and northern England.

The public are advised to be aware of the risk of disruption to travel due to localised surface water flooding.

Valid from 0300 until 2345 on Saturday 2nd August 2014.

Friday 1st August 2014


An area of persistent and at times heavy rain will continue to move north across parts of northern England and Scotland. Winds will also increase, with the risk of gales over coasts and hills.

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

Valid from 0015 until 2300 on Sunday 3rd August 2014.

Flood Warning

Issued by the Environment Agency (or by SEPA in Scotland)

Friday 1 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 the Environment Agency Flood Warnings

The flood warnings are issued by the Environment Agency and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency 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. Both the Environment Agency (for England and Wales) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency update their warnings 24 hours a day via the Floodline number.

Floodline - 0845 988 1188