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Tuesday 2 September Published at 00:12

UK Warnings

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

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

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

There are no flood 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 Alerts.

Warnings will be issued when severe weather is expected within the next 24 hours.

Alerts 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 Alert 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 Alert 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

Monthly Outlook

Monday 1 September Published at 10:00

Monthly Outlook

Better than August!

Summer 2014 had been warmer and drier than normal, until August came along. August 2014 was much cooler and wetter than normal. In fact it was the coolest August for over twenty years and also made the top twenty wettest Augusts on record. But with August behind us, we can now look forward to a September that promises to bring an improving weather picture for many.

Monday 1 September—Monday 8 September
Mostly dry with some sunny spells

Pressure will build during the first week of September with the weather often dry. The amount of cloud however, will vary day to day. In any sunshine the weather will become locally warm for the time of year, with temperatures reaching the twenties, perhaps the mid-twenties given there will be some lengthy sunshine later in the week.

By Friday there is increased uncertainty in the forecast, with a chance of some rain in approachng the southwest. Otherwise the weather will stay settled.

Monday 8 September—Monday 15 September
Warmth might hold on in the south

Changeable conditions are most likely into the following week, with variable amounts of cloud. There will be some bright or sunny spells, but also showers or rain at times, particularly over central and eastern parts. Temperatures ranging from near normal in the north to rather warm in the south.

Monday 15 September—Monday 22 September
Typical September weather

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain.

Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather which will leave conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather, daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Next week

The weather at the end of the month is uncertain.

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 8 September


Tuesday 2 September Published at 15:36


Settled conditions will persist, bringing variable cloud and sunny spells.
This Evening and Tonight

A largely dry evening and night with light winds. However, further areas of low cloud will form overnight with mist or fog patches developing in places, mainly across hills. The cloud may be thick enough for the odd drizzly shower.


Early mist and fog patches will lift and break during the morning. Otherwise, a mainly fine and dry day with variable amounts of cloud and some warm sunny spells.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday

Remaining largely fine, with variable amounts of cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some patchy light rain or drizzle.

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