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Tuesday 25 April Published at 10:20

UK Warnings

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

Tuesday 25 April

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

Tuesday 25 April

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 24 April Published at 10:00

Monthly Outlook

Summary
Spring temperature rollercoaster

Spring often throws a wide variety of weather types at us, and the coming month looks to be a perfect example. There'll be a late taste of winter in places this week, but May promises some warm, dry spells. And while the temperature might swing markedly, there's still no sign of prolonged rainfall to end the long dry spell in southeastern parts.

Monday 24 April—Sunday 30 April
Cold and showery for a time, some rain later

Some really cold air will be spreading southwards on Monday, following a band of rain which will clear southern England in the evening. Wintry showers will follow to Scotland and northeast England, with snow to quite low levels. By Tuesday, cold northerly winds will be bringing sunny intervals and showers of rain, sleet and snow to many places. By Wednesday, the showers, still wintry in places, will mainly affect England, while the north and west turn drier. For Thursday and Friday, cloudier and less cold weather, with a little rain, will spread from the northwest, leading on to a mixed weekend - with most places seeing rain at some stage, especially the northwest.

Monday 1 May—Sunday 7 May
Early May warmth

After the unsettled weekend, settled weather looks set to develop in early May. High pressure will build over the country, bringing most areas several days of dry and warmer weather with some sunshine, although it may take some time to extend to northwest Scotland. Before the air warms up, however, there could be a couple of very chilly nights with ground frost. Winds are likely to turn south or southeasterly, while any threat of rain later in the week is likely to be focused towards southwestern parts.

Monday 8 May—Sunday 21 May
Often dry - but warm or cold?

For the middle fortnight of the month there is still likely to be a good deal of dry weather with sunny spells around, with high pressure staying in charge of the weather pattern over the UK. Exactly where the high settles will have an important influence on the temperature. Although warm at times, such springtime highs tend to move westwards. This suggests that western parts will stay driest and sunniest, with the south and east most likely to catch any approaching bands of rain, but it may also mean that colder air will return on northerly winds at times.

Next week

A full look ahead at May 2017 - a spring or summer month this year?

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 1 May

Summary

Tuesday 25 April Published at 03:36

Summary

Cold and windy with wintry showers and some sunny spells.
Today

Showers at first in the north and around the coasts will become more widespread inland with sunny spells. Showers falling as hail/sleet/snow mainly over higher ground, but also to lower levels at times. Strong northerly winds making it feel colder.

Tonight

Windy with further wintry showers across central and eastern parts, along with northern and western coasts. A cold night with widespread frost for inland areas.

Wednesday

Cold for most with showers across parts of England and Wales, especially the southeast, but becoming less wintry. Less cold in Scotland and Northern Ireland with cloud and patchy rain.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday

A patchy band of rain will move erratically south-eastwards on Thursday. Mainly dry thereafter with some sunny spells. Overnight frosts becoming less widespread and feeling pleasant in any sunny spells.

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