UK Warnings

Saturday 13 February Published at 13:01

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

Yellow warning of SNOW and ICE

Issued at 0954 on Sat 13 Feb 2016

Valid from 1000 on Sat 13 Feb 2016 to 2355 on Sat 13 Feb 2016

Outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow over central and southeast Scotland will gradually clear south during Saturday, to become increasingly focused over parts of northern England. Some locally heavy outbreaks of snow are still likely over high ground with snow also to low levels at times, mainly inland. 1-3cm of snow is possible above 100-200 m and 5 to 10 cm above 300 m. In addition, icy surfaces are possible, particularly where rain falls onto any freezing surfaces and over lying snow.

Please be aware of difficult travelling conditions and the risk of some transport disruption due to both snow and icy surfaces.

This warning has been updated to move the area further south, whilst at the same time lowering the risk of medium impacts due to snow.

Yellow warning of SNOW and ICE

Issued at: 1038 on Sat 12 Feb 2016

Valid from 0005 on Sun 14 Feb 2016 to 1200 on Sun 14 Feb 2016

Showers of sleet and snow are likely during Saturday night and Sunday morning, leading to further accumulations of 2-5 cm of snow in places, with ice an additional hazard, particularly where skies clear after showers during Saturday.

Please be aware of the potential for difficult travelling conditions.

Flood Warning

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


Updated at 1300 on Saturday 13th February

There are flood warnings in force in the following regions:





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