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Friday 17 November Published at 00:00

UK Warnings

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

Friday 17 November

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

Friday 17 November

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 November Published at 10:00

Monthly Outlook

Feeling autumnal or more wintry?

Recently we have seen a mix of wet and mild autumnal days with some chillier more wintry feeling ones. This mix is set to continue as we start the new week with cold conditions on Monday, with snow in places, before it turns milder from Tuesday. After this we expect a more prolonged spell of cold weather from next weekend. See below to get the detail.

Monday 13 November—Sunday 19 November
Milder for a time but colder by the weekend

The week will get off to a chilly start for many of us, with a widespread frost to start the day on Monday. Through the morning a frontal system will push in from the northwest bringing cloud across the country, along with rain, sleet and snow for Northern Ireland, Scotland and parts of northern England. Winds will be light but temperatures will struggle to 8 or 9 degrees Celsius at best.

Tuesday will feel milder compared to Monday, with temperatures widely reaching double figures. It will be largely dry throughout the day but mostly cloudy, with the best chance of any sunny spells across Scotland. There is the chance of some light rain or drizzle for England and Wales, especially in the west, although most places will stay dry for the most part.

Wednesday will be similar to Tuesday, with the chance of some rain and drizzle in the south and particularly west of the country. The best of the sunshine will again be in Scotland, with the northeast holding onto it longest. The band of rain will move northwards through the afternoon, potentially becoming heavier over western parts of Scotland into the evening.

Thursday will turn windier with a band of heavy rain moving southeastwards across the country; behind this, showers will move in across Scotland overnight.

Once the remnants of the front clear the far southeast on Friday there will be largely clear skies, giving plenty of sunny spells, although still with the chance of showers particularly in the north and west. The showers look set to continue into the weekend and with it also turning colder, these showers could turn wintry even to low levels in the north. Overnight frosts can be expected and it will also be breezy.

Monday 20 November—Sunday 26 November
Staying cold but plenty of sunshine

The colder conditions are expected to continue with the potential for some persistent rain across the south at first, with snow over higher ground. Further north it will be largely dry but cold and breezy.

By the middle of the week, high pressure will dominate with cold northerly or easterly winds, giving plenty of dry and sunny weather. However with these clear skies, overnight frosts are likely, so allow extra time to scrape the car in the morning.

Monday 27 November—Sunday 3 December
Still holding onto some sunshine

High pressure is likely to continue into December, meaning there will still be prolonged sunshine but feeling cold. We may see some fronts managing to push into the north bringing rain or snow at times, with some milder spells working up into the south.

Next week

We may return to milder conditions into December, check out next week's update to find out more.

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 November


Friday 17 November Published at 15:36


Showers continuing in the north, rain in the southwest later.
This Evening and Tonight

Occasional heavy and blustery showers will continue across Scotland, these perhaps easing later in the night. Elsewhere it perhaps turn cold and frosty across southern and eastern parts, whilst cloud and rain reaches Wales and the southwest by morning.


Cloudy and damp across southern and some western parts, with some patchy rain. Drier and sunnier but cold in the north and east, with blustery showers continuing across northeast Scotland.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday

Cold and dry for most on Sunday, although rain in south and west later. Turning milder and at times wetter Monday and Tuesday, but with some snow over Scottish hills.

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Last updated 21:32 GMT, Friday 17 Nov