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Thursday 20 June Published at 00:12
Thursday 20th June 2013
YELLOW WARNING of HEAVY SHOWERS for southeast England, East Anglia and the East Midlands.
There is a low risk of isolated thunderstorms breaking out across southeast England, East Anglia and the east Midlands during Thursday from the early hours onwards giving some intense downpours. These could give 15-20 mm of rain within an hour and 40 mm within 3 hours very locally. However many places could stay dry.
The public should be aware of the risk of localised surface water flooding.
Valid from 0001 to 2359 on Thursday.
Thursday 20th June 2013
YELLOW WARNING of HEAVY RAIN for southwest England.
Outbreaks of heavy and, at times, thundery rain are likely to move northwestwards across parts of southwest England during Thursday. Some 15-20 mm of rain could fall within 3-6 hours with perhaps over 30 mm locally. The public should be aware of the risk of localised surface water flooding.
Valid from 0300 to 1800 on Thursday.
Thursday 20th June 2013
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
Sunday 16 June Published at 10:00
Where has summer gone?
After a promising start to the meteorological summer, the weather has decided to turn much more changeable. The first week of June brought dry and warm weather to many parts of the UK. However, the second week has seen a quite a change with spells of wet and windy weather crossing the country. The heaviest rain was over Northern Ireland with Ballypatrick in County Antrim recording 55mm in the 24 hours up to 6pm on Saturday.
There is better news for the coming week, but as always there will be some exceptions.
Monday 17 June—Sunday 23 June
Dry, bright, warm weather for some but not all...
Looking at the week as a whole, there will be a lot of dry weather with some sunshine. That's certainly the case on Monday although scattered showers will develop across Scotland. Patchy light rain will affect parts of southwest England with heavier showers in the afternoon. Also a few sharp showers will break out along the south coast.
Tuesday will again be dry in many places with sunny spells. Light showers will affect western Scotland and a few heavy showers will break out over southern England. It will feel much warmer in the south on Tuesday with a muggy feel to the day.
On Wednesday and Thursday, southern England will be at risk from heavy and possibly thundery showers. Given some sunshine though, temperatures could shoot up into the mid-20s Celsius. Further north, it will stay mainly dry with sunny spells but showers will affect western Scotland on Wednesday. Temperatures generally on the warm side but turning cooler over western Scotland thanks to a freshening southwesterly wind.
The mainly dry, settled theme will continue across much of the country on Friday with sunshine and just a few light showers. Then we see a change as we head into the weekend, rain spreading from the west to most parts along with strengthening southwesterly winds.
Monday 24 June—Sunday 30 June
Will the weather play ball...?
The Wimbledon fortnight is notorious for its weather interruptions over the years. So how is the weather looking for Wimbledon and all the other events like the Glastonbury festival and the British Grand Prix taking place on the last week of June?
Well, the changeable weather will continue across the UK. There will be spells of wet and windy weather across Scotland and Northern Ireland. Elsewhere there will be drier, brighter conditions but bands of light rain will cross all parts from time to time.
Monday 1 July—Sunday 14 July
Could do better...
As usual, the weather at this time of year is never quite as good as we would like it to be. This is very much the case for the early part of July.
At this stage it looks like rather changeable weather for the first half of the month. Bands of rain will push in from the Atlantic with drier and brighter interludes in between. Rain will be heavy at times over western Scotland and Northern Ireland but the rain generally lighter and patchy as it makes its way southeastwards. So the south and east of England and also Wales will enjoy more in the way of drier and brighter weather. Here temperatures will be close to normal for early July, but on the cool side for northwestern parts of the UK where it will be breezy at times.
Any signs of prolonged settled and even warmer 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, Sunday 23 June
Wednesday 19 June Published at 16:38
Showers, locally heavy in the south. Further rain in northwest.
This Evening and Tonight
Scattered showers across the south overnight, turning locally heavy and thundery later, especially in the southeast. Mostly fine and dry elsewhere, but rain returning to the northwest of the UK later in the night. Warm and humid in the south.
Cooler and cloudy with outbreaks of rain across much of England and Wales, with some locally heavy rain possible. Rain across parts of the northwest but drier and brighter elsewhere.
Outlook for Friday to Sunday
Generally unsettled, cooler and increasingly windy throughout the period, with rain or showers, perhaps heavy and prolonged at times. A risk of gales at times in the south.