UK Weather Warnings

Issued by the Met Office

  1. Yellow warning of rain

    Areas affected: North East England | North West England | Yorkshire & Humber


    Started at: 10:46 GMT on Tue 10 December

    Ends: 20:00 GMT on Tue 10 December

    Heavy rain may lead to some travel disruption. - Spray and flooding probably making journey times longer - by car, bus and perhaps also by train - Some interruption to power supplies and other services is possible - Flooding may affect a few homes and businesses

    Issued at: 10:46 GMT on Tue 10 December

  2. Yellow warning of ice

    Areas affected: Central, Tayside & Fife | Grampian | Highlands & Eilean Siar | Strathclyde

    Starts: 22:00 GMT on Tue 10 December

    Ends: 10:00 GMT on Wed 11 December

    Icy patches and wintry showers may lead to some travel disruption. - Probably some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths, making injuries and accidents more likely.

    Issued at: 10:10 GMT on Tue 10 December

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.