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Friday 24 May Published at 18:40
Friday 24th May
There are no weather warnings currently in force.
Valid until further notice.
Friday 24th 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 and with no real signs of summer
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 "squeeze" 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. Western locations will be more likely to experience dry and bright weather.
Conditions for many of us will improve for the weekend though. A ridge of high pressure across England and Wales will keep the weather mostly settled and fairly warm by day, although chilly by night. Scotland and Northern Ireland will be cloudier, breezier and cooler with some rain at times.
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, with temperatures staying a little below average.
It looks like the cool, mainly 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, which will see wind and rain moving in from the west, replacing the fine weather of the weekend.
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.
As we move into June, there is a small chance that 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. However, the most likely scenario at this stage is of further cooler weather, with showers or longer spells of rain.
Monday 3 June—Sunday 16 June
Any signs of summer?
Heading into the first part of June, there are currently few signs of any great change in the weather. The majority of the longer range forecast data suggest the likelihood of a pressure build to the west of the UK, consequently bringing a cool northeasterly flow across the UK, with further showers.
Although temperatures may be a little below the average for June, it should still feel warm in any brighter spells but cooler around the coasts where sea breezes develop by day.
The late May bank holiday looks likely to bring a short spell of slightrly warmer weather for many, but can June provide us with some more lasting 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
Friday 24 May Published at 14:54
Mainly dry, but some showers in southeast. Local frost north.
This Evening and Tonight
Showery rain clearing through the evening. Becoming mainly dry with clear spells and lighter winds, but remaining rather windy in southeast with some heavy showers. Fine in the north, with a rural frost developing and some isolated fog patches.
Generally dry with sunny spells and feeling warmer. However, some rain for parts of Northern Ireland and northwest Scotland later. Cloudier in East Anglia and Kent later with isolated showers.
Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday
Mainly dry with sunny spells Sunday, but patchy rain in northwest. Rain spreading countrywide during Monday, not reaching southeast until evening. Unsettled on Tuesday with rain or showers. Rather cool.