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Saturday 18 February Published at 03:17

UK Warnings

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

Saturday 18 February

There are no weather warnings in force anywhere in the United Kingdom.

Flood Warning

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

Saturday 18 February

There are no flood warnings in force anywhere in the United Kingdom.

About the Met Office Weather Warnings

The Met Office warns the public and emergency responders of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause danger to life or widespread disruption through the National Severe Weather Warning Service.

The Met Office issues warnings for rain, snow, wind, fog and ice. These warnings are given a colour depending on a combination of the likelihood of the event happening and the impact the conditions may have.

For more information, see the Met Office Weather Warnings Guide.

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

Monthly Outlook

Monday 13 February Published at 10:00

Monthly Outlook

Summary
Time to see what spring will bring

We're entering the final weeks of winter and heading into spring, meteorologically speaking, of course. With thoughts turning to blooming flowers, baby animals and leaves returning to the trees, it looks as though the weather will play ball. We can expect something a little less cold and damp than we've seen of late, perhaps even with some early spring sunshine, although it won't be uninterrupted blue skies, as the threat of rain will never be too far away.

Monday 13 February—Sunday 19 February
Slowly becoming milder

This week will see a slow transition from the recent cold and cloudy conditions into something a little sunnier, drier and most noticeably milder. We start the week, however, still on a cold note with cloudy conditions for many to get the day underway on Monday. Strong winds will drive the clouds away and sunny skies will follow behind from the south and any remaining rain will be confined to the eastern side of Scotland, and even here it will ease through the day. Tuesday will see a little rain moving into western parts and Wednesday will bring a few showers too, but for the most part, the week will end on a dry note. Days will be mainly sunny with light winds and temperatures reaching double figures, but by night we could still see a frost some areas of fog.

Monday 20 February—Sunday 26 February
Unsettled weather is on the way

The settled weather that much of the UK will have to begin this week will start to be replaced by showers or longer spells of rain moving in from the southwest. There will still be brighter interludes, but these will be less frequent the further west you are and much more prolonged in the east. As spells of unsettled weather roll through, we're likely to see strong winds at times, particularly in the northwest where gales are likely at times. Temperatures will be around average for the time of year but with strong winds it will most likely feel cold and in any brief settled interludes, overnight temperatures could get low enough for some frost.

Monday 27 February—Sunday 12 March
How will spring begin?

As we end February and head into the first month of meteorological spring the weather looks fairly unsettled across the UK. We are likely to see weather systems moving in to the UK from the Atlantic bringing strong winds and rain at times, this felt most in the north and west. In between these weather systems we should also get some quieter spells with lighter winds and clearer skies for a time, most frequently in the south and east. Temperatures are likely to be around average for the time of year. With any clear skies by day it will feel pleasant, but clear skies by night could still bring frosty and foggy mornings.

Next week

Now we're well into spring, does that mean we're done with frost and snow?

Monthly forecasting
The 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 February

Summary

Sunday 19 February Published at 01:42

Summary

Mild with cloud spreading from the west
Today

A generally dry start, cloudier in the west with some good spells of sunshine for central and eastern areas through the day. Cloudier conditions will spread from the west bringing rain to western fringes later. Feeling mild.

Tonight

Cloudy with rain in the west. Windy with some heavier rain for northern Scotland. Eastern areas will stay mainly dry with a little rain for a time, but feeling mild.

Monday

Rain and drizzle in the north and west with strong winds. Brighter, sunny spells for eastern areas, staying dry. Bright spells and showers in the north later. Feeling very mild.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday

Changeable with cloud, outbreaks of rain and possibly hill snow interspersed with brighter, showery conditions. Often windy, with severe gales possible in the north on Wednesday, and possibly Thursday too.

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Last updated 12:02 GMT, Sunday 19 Feb