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Saturday 23 July Published at 00:50
Issued by the Met Office
Saturday 23 July
There are no weather warnings in force anywhere in the United Kingdom.
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 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
Monday 18 July Published at 10:00
Some midsummer heat for a time - fresher later on
We're half way through summer now, and so far for most places, the summer has been fairly underwhelming, with temperatures around average, limited amounts of sunshine, and quite a bit of rain.
However, as we head towards the end of the month, things are starting to feel much more summer-like with a dose of hot, humid weather across much of the country. It does look as through we'll see a return to fresher, more changeable weather before too long, but still there are some hints of further spells of warm and bright weather at times as we look towards late summer.
Monday 18 July—Sunday 24 July
Heat and humidity kick things off
Most parts of the country start the week under the influence of high pressure, drawing in hot and humid conditions from the near continent. We're likely to see temperatures above 30 degrees for many places, making this the warmest spell of the summer so far. So plenty of dry, sunny weather at first, away from northwestern parts of the country that is, where low pressure will brings spells of rain at times. During the middle of the week, it looks like we'll see a breakdown in the heat and humidity, with the arrival of heavy showers and thunderstorms moving west to east across the country. The showery and thundery spell will give way to fresher conditions from the west, and a return to sunshine and scattered showers to end the week.
Monday 25 July—Sunday 31 July
Driest in the south, unsettled further north
This week we're likely to have high pressure holding on across southern parts of the country, with lower pressure often situated to the north. Fronts moving in from the Atlantic will bring showers or longer spells of rain at times, interspersed with drier, brighter interludes. The warmest and sunniest weather looks likely to be across southern Britain and Northern Ireland, with cooler and wetter conditions generally towards the northeast.
Monday 1 August—Sunday 14 August
A mix of weather types ahead
After the warm, humid spell in July, it looks like a return to business as usual for the start of August. The first few weeks of August are likely to remain changeable as weather systems cross the UK, bringing wind and rain at times. Also, some drier and warmer interludes will bring more summery spells of weather too. The warmest and sunniest conditions are most likely towards southern England and Northern Ireland, with cloudier skies often across the northeast.
As we look towards late summer, will there be any signs of an extended spell of warm, sunny weather? Or should be be packing away the paddling pools for another year? Watch this space...
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 25 July
Saturday 23 July Published at 01:36
Fine and warm for most. Rain in the west later.
Cloud and outbreaks of rain will edge eastwards into western parts of the UK through the day. However, much of the country will remain fine, bar the odd isolated shower, with sunny spells. Feeling very warm where conditions are fine.
Remaining rather cloudy across western parts with patchy drizzle. Clearer across Northern Ireland for a time, before rain arrives later. Elsewhere, largely dry with clear spells and remaining fairly humid.
Cloud and outbreaks of rain and drizzle, heaviest in the northwest, will spread eastwards during the day. However, southeastern parts will be brighter with sunny spells and very warm temperatures.
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday
Feeling fresher on Monday and Tuesday with sunny spells and showers; heaviest in the breezier north. Remaining showery on Wednesday with southern areas generally drier and becoming more humid again.