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Saturday 18 May Published at 19:27
Saturday 18th May
YELLOW WARNING of RAIN for northern England.
Outbreaks of heavy rain are expected to spread westwards across northern England on Saturday. The public should be aware of the potential for some localised disruption to transport.
Valid from 0300 until 2100 Saturday
Saturday 18th May
YELLOW WARNING of RAIN for southern and eastern Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Early on Saturday morning spells of heavy rain will affect some southern parts of Scotland and then spread to parts of Northern Ireland and also Northeast Scotland during Saturday. The public should be aware of the potential for localised travel disruption.
Valid from 0600 until 2359 Saturday
Saturday May 18th
There are flood warnings currently in force in the following region:
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 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
Monday 13 May Published at 10:00
Will Summer ever arrive?
The weather continues to keep a spring-like feel with sunshine and showers the name of the game in most areas. However, an area of high pressure looks set to build over Scandinavia towards the end of May. This will allow easterly winds to develop and force temperatures over the UK to take a tumble. This looks likely to continue into early June with rain bands threatening the south and the east of the UK while the north and west fair better.
Monday 13 May—Sunday 19 May
Is April set to make a return?
Unfortunately, the warm spring sunshine we saw at the start of last week looks like it has left the UK for the coming week at least with temperatures expected to be feeling below average for this time of year. This will bring the risk of ground frosts in northern rural locations. The coming week looks like it will remain unfriendly with rain for most and temperatures feeling chilly for this time of year. Showers look set to continue over much of the country with the best of the drier and brighter spells in the north and west. From time to time showery rain may turn more persistent bringing wetter spells, especially over south east England where things could turn a little thundery.
Monday 20 May—Sunday 26 May
Showers continuing for most
It looks like the remainder of May will probably continue in the same vein. The April-like showery spell will be with us to start the week, but it will slowly lose its grip as high pressure builds over Scandinavia to provide a gradual improvement in some areas. Showers will continue to plague the UK for most of the period progressively become less frequent. There is also the possibility of more persistent bands of rain moving into the east and south of the UK later in the period as the high pressure continues to build over Scandinavia. Temperatures initially will be feeling near to average for this time of year giving highs in the mid to high teens so feeling pleasant in drier spells.
Monday 27 May—Sunday 9 June
June is arriving; is summer arriving too?
Drier and brighter conditions look set for the start of June though there will be some cloud and rain around. Unfortunately temperatures look like they will be little disappointing hovering slightly below average for this time of year especially in the south where it could be described as distinctly cool. However, there is a chance things could warm up later in the period. Sheltered western parts of Scotland look like they could be seeing the best of the weather during this period with plenty of sunshine and largely dry.
With June quickly approaching will we ever lose the April-like showers?
Monthly forecastingThe weather beyond about a week ahead stretches even the most experienced weather forecaster. Complex numerical weather forecast models from the Met Office and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) are run many times for the month (and season) ahead to build up a picture of the likelihood of different weather types affecting the UK.
Next update at 10:00, Monday 20 May
Saturday 18 May Published at 15:31
Rain easing in the north. Elsewhere mainly dry and clear.
This Evening and Tonight
Rain across Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland easing overnight, becoming patchier and mainly confined to northern parts by dawn. Coastal mist and low cloud persisting. Drier, clearer across England and Wales, but showery rain developing along the south coast.
Drier, brighter for many in the north, but rather cloudy in northeast with patchy drizzle. Elsewhere dry, bright and locally warm, but showery rain still affecting English southern coastal counties.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday
Rather cloudy with outbreaks of mainly light rain or drizzle, however there will be some drier and brighter intervals too. Temperatures mainly near normal in west, but cool in east.