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Sunday 26 February Published at 00:46

UK Warnings

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

YELLOW WARNING of WIND for northwest Wales, the far northwest of England, southwest Scotland, central Scotland and northeast Scotland.

Issued at 18:04 on Sat 25 Feb

Valid from 11:00 on Sun 26 Feb

Valid to 06:00 on Mon 27 Feb

A small area of very strong winds is likely to move northeastwards over parts of the northwestern half of the UK. The area of strongest winds will arrive over northwest Wales late on Sunday morning and clear the northeast of Scotland on Monday morning.

For many a short period of gusty winds are likely with speeds perhaps reaching 70 mph in exposed locations whilst inland parts are more likely to see isolated gusts of 50-60 mph.

Some disruption to transport is possible. Heavy rain may also prove an additional hazard.

Flood Warning

Issued by the Environment Agency or by SEPA in Scotland and Natural Resources Wales in Wales

Sunday 26 February

There are flood warnings in force in the following areas;

SCOTTISH BORDERS (1)

CUMBRIA (1)

Further updates will appear here.

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 20 February Published at 10:00

Monthly Outlook

Summary
What a difference a week can make.

Last week started off on a dry, cold and chilly note with a widespread frost. Wednesday marked a transition to a much milder theme across the UK. As we head into this week, we can expect to see some very mild temperatures, some very windy weather, outbreaks of rain and well as the return to chilly conditions. It looks suspiciously like spring time in the UK!

Monday 20 February—Sunday 26 February
A mild start but a cold finish!

We start off the new working week on an exceptionally mild night, in fact the mildest night of the year so far for most of the UK. It will be a very windy day across the northern half of the UK with outbreaks of rain in the northwest. The rest of the UK will be fairly cloudy and there will be patchy rain across Wales and southwest England. However, eastern parts of England will see good breaks in the cloud, and in the sunshine a few spots could get up to 17C. In general though, it will be a mild day with temperatures widely reaching 14C.
On Tuesday, there will be further rain and strong winds across Scotland and it will be a colder day here. It will be a windy day too with Northern Ireland and northern England with showery rain. Breezy elsewhere with rain on and off through the day.
Wednesday marks a shift to colder weather as a front sweeps across the country introducing much colder air and it will feel quite wintry again. There will be gales or severe gales in the north and east and it will be windy elsewhere.
As we approach the end of the week, we see a deep area of low pressure speed through bringing strong winds and rain and we end the week on a cold but drier note, about 7 degrees colder than we started the week!

Monday 27 February—Sunday 5 March
Day on day changes.

As we head into meteorological spring, the Atlantic comes to life again and we see rain and strong winds pushing through. The general signal is for the strongest of the winds to push into the far northwest of the UK. Temperature wise it looks very similar to this week, and we will see a wide variety of temperatures. That's nothing unusual for this time of year but none the less day on day changes as a mobile pattern continues to be signalled. There are suggestions in some of the computer models that we could see a spell of heavy rain with the possibility of further snow showers across the high ground of northern England and Scotland.

Monday 6 March—Monday 20 March
Looking further ahead.

As we head into March the climate computer models suggest that we are unlikely to see anything out of the ordinary for this time of year. There is the continued risk of having temperatures cold enough for some snow showers across northern England and Scotland and for some overnight frosts. However the frequency of frosts occurring further south will be less likely. There is however a small cluster of computer models that hint at a more prolonged cold spell, which is most probable later and should it occur is likely to be dry and cold.

Next week

Find out how meteorological and astronomical spring are shaping up.

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 27 February

Summary

Saturday 25 February Published at 15:35

Summary

Cloudy with strong winds and rain
This Evening and Tonight

A cold night in Scotland and Northern Ireland with scattered showers. Milder and cloudier further south with rain clearing England and Wales overnight, but more edging into the far north-west again, with some heavy bursts at times.

Sunday

A dry start for much of the UK, becoming generally cloudier and windy with rain spreading from the west. Persistent rain and gales along western exposed areas; south-east remaining dry.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday

Sunny spells and heavy blustery showers, some thundery with snow over hills. Colder, especially in the north with overnight frosts and perhaps icy stretches. Rain spreading east on Wednesday.

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