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Wednesday 22 May Published at 01:12
Wednesday 22nd May
There are no weather warnings in force anywhere in the UK.
Further updates will appear here.
Wednesday 22nd May
There are no flood warnings currently in force anywhere in the United Kingdom.
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 20 May Published at 10:00
Cool start but with signs of summer on the horizon
A rather cool and mainly unsettled picture looks like dominating the United Kingdom over the next couple of weeks.
It won't be all doom and gloom though, as there will be some drier and warmer weather at times, especially as we head into June.
Monday 20 May—Sunday 26 May
This week high pressure sits to the west of the UK with low pressure developing in the North Sea. The â€˜squeezeâ€™ between the two will cause winds to funnel down from a northerly direction, causing the reasonably warm conditions at the beginning of the week to turn increasingly cool, with temperatures falling below the late May average. It's possible for a time later in the week that we may see sufficiently cold air being dragged down from the north for snow over the Scottish mountains, and nights may be cold enough for a touch of ground frost.
At the same time the low pressure in the North Sea will mean windy, showery conditions will often affect eastern areas during the second half of the week. Central and western locations will be more likely to experience dry and bright weather.
This east-west split is likely to remain in place into the Bank Holiday weekend with the brightest weather in the west, and the more unsettled conditions occurring further east and southeast. The continuing northerly winds will keep temperatures on the low side.
Monday 27 May—Sunday 2 June
An unsettled end to spring
As a new month and new season loom, there's not a great deal of change to the unsettled theme, however temperatures may eventually start to recover.
It looks like the cool northerly flow and unsettled picture will continue to the end of May, with further showers or longer spells of rain, especially in the east. This includes Bank Holiday Monday.
Again, there will be some drier, sunnier weather to enjoy, and in the sun it will feel pleasantly warm, given how high and strong the sun is at this time of the year. Perhaps the best of the drier weather will once again be found towards more western and southwestern parts of the UK.
However, as we move into June, the winds may start to swing to westerlies. Should this happen it would allow temperatures to return to more typical values for the time of year.
Monday 3 June—Sunday 16 June
Signs of a promosing start to summer?
Heading into the first part of June there are signs that the Azores high may build across the country from the southwest. This would allow the weather to settle, with drier than normal conditions for many areas, especially the north and west.
With temperatures around average for June, it would feel warm in any sunshine but cooler around the coasts where sea breezes develop by day.
Variable amounts of cloud are likely to drift across the country but some decent sunshine would also be expected. The south and east would be most likely to see some showers breaking out from time to time.
It doesn't look like the late May Bank Holiday will be as nice as the one in early May, but can June provide us with some more seasonal weather?
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 27 May
Wednesday 22 May Published at 15:32
Unsettled and feeling cold with showers. Becoming windy on Thursday.
This Evening and Tonight
Sunny spells in places this evening, but scattered showers moving southwards overnight, most frequent in the east where perhaps heavy. Drier inland with some lengthy clear periods. Cold, especially in the north, with snow over the Scottish mountains.
Some sunshine, but cold and windy with showers, some heavy, with a risk of hail and thunder across the south. Persistent rain and coastal gales in the northeast later.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday
Friday, windy and cold with rain/showers across England and Wales, drier elsewhere. Largely dry and less windy through the weekend with some sunshine. Rain possible in far northwest during Sunday.