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UK Weather Warnings

Issued by the Met Office

  1. Yellow warning of thunderstorms

    Areas affected: East Midlands | East of England | London & South East England | South West England | West Midlands | Yorkshire & Humber

    Starts: 18:00 BST on Tue 18 June

    Ends: 21:00 BST on Wed 19 June

    Thunderstorms may develop bringing torrential rain, hail and lightning to a few places, with potential disruption to travel and flooding. - There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds - Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services - Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures - There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

    Issued at: 10:58 BST on Sun 16 June

About the Met Office Weather Warnings

The Met Office issues weather warnings when severe weather has the potential to impact the UK.

The Met Office issues warnings for rain, thunderstorms, wind, snow, lightning, ice and fog. These warnings are given a colour depending on a combination of both the impact the weather may have and the likelihood of those impacts occurring.

For more information, see the Met Office Weather Warnings Guide.

Weather Warnings Key


Extreme weather is expected. Red means you should take action now to keep yourself and others safe from the impact of the weather. Widespread damage, travel and power disruption and risk to life is likely. You must avoid dangerous areas and follow the advice of the emergency services and local authorities.


There is an increased likelihood of bad weather affecting you, which could potentially disrupt your plans and possibly cause travel delays, road and rail closures, interruption to power and the potential risk to life and property. Amber means you need to be prepared to change your plans and protect you, your family and community from the impacts of the severe weather based on the forecast from the Met Office.


Severe weather is possible over the next few days and could affect you. Yellow means that you should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays, or the disruption of your day to day activities. The Met Office is monitoring the developing weather situation and Yellow means keep an eye on the latest forecast and be aware that the weather may change or worsen, leading to disruption of your plans in the next few days.