THUNDERY showers will dump one inch of rain in just an hour today - but the weather is about to get a lot better as Brits could be basking in 25C next week. The UK is primed to see hotter days than Barcelona next week as a surge of warm air is pulled across the country. But before then there will be an expected deluge of rainm which has forced a weather warning from 2pm to 9pm today. Heavy thundery showers are predicted in the south, with western Devon and eastern Cornwall set to see 20 to 30mm of rain. A Met Office warning says: "Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services. "Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures." But forecasters think we could soon be in for a break from the dismal weather, as next week is set to be sunny and warm. Rain, cloud and chilly winds will blight the rest of the week for much of the UK, but by the time we reach the weekend it will start to feel much … [Read more...] about UK weather warning as thunder storms bring inch of rain in 1 HOUR today – but Britain to beat Barcelona with 25C scorcher next week
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UK Weather is temperamental at the best of times, but the wintry conditions the UK has recently experienced have been particularly savage. To help prepare people for potentially dangerous or disruptive weather, the Met Office provides colour-coded warnings to try and keep the public informed – here is what the yellow weather warning means and what you should do. What is a yellow weather warning? The Met Office issues warnings ahead of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause "damage, widespread disruption and/or danger to life." The warnings are given a colour to reflect the seriousness, ranging from yellow, amber and red. Yellow is the least dangerous out of the weather warnings - it means "be aware". Severe weather is possible over the next few days and could affect you. Plan ahead and think about possible travel delays or the disruption of your day to day activities. When does the Met Office issue yellow weather warnings? Rain, wind, snow, fog and ice … [Read more...] about What is a yellow UK weather warning and when does the Met Office issue them for ice, snow and wind?
THE Met Office sends out weather warnings for the UK when the country faces potentially hazardous and dangerous conditions. But what do these warnings mean and how can you stay safe in extreme weather conditions? Here is all the important information... What does a severe weather warning mean? The Met Office warns the public about severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to endanger lives or cause widespread disruption through the National Severe Weather Warning Service. Warnings are issued for rain, snow, wind, fog and ice and are colour coded depending on both the likelihood of them happening and the impact of conditions. In general, a severe weather warning means there is danger to life, prolonged disruption and strain on emergency services, transport routes and travel severely impacted and extensive damage to buildings and property. While an amber weather warning means people should be prepared for the conditions. What do the different colours mean for … [Read more...] about What do UK weather warnings mean and when does the Met Office issue yellow, amber and red alerts?
FLOODS could make life very difficult in some areas after a spell of rainy and windy weather. The Government has issued warnings for all the areas flooding is expected and immediate action is required by residents to protect their property and keep safe. Here's what you need to know. Where are the floods going to happen? There are three flood warnings in place at the following locations which require immediate action: And there are flood alerts – which mean residents should be aware flooding is possible – for a further 22 places, including: What's the latest UK weather forecast? Predominantly cloudy across Britain today, with the best of any brighter spells in the north-east and south-west. Rain over central and southern portions of England will later move into Wales and northern England. Drier elsewhere, but with the risk for some showers. Light winds generally, but moderate in the far north. Rather cloudy and wet across England and Wales overnight, with the … [Read more...] about UK flood warnings and alerts today – Northampton, Peterborough, Oxford and Wales at risk of flooding after rainy weather
A HAY FEVER explosion will hit Britain tomorrow due to the delayed start to spring. Temperatures will soar to 64F (18C) in the hottest day of the year. But after weeks of snow, wind and rain, the balmy weather means trees will burst into a flowering frenzy, producing a surge in pollen. Millions of hay fever sufferers could suffer streaming eyes and runny noses. Birch, alder, horse chestnut and hazel usually start blooming gradually from early March but the Beast from the East and Storm Emma put them on hold. Allergy expert Max Wiseberg warned: “When the tree pollen season is delayed, more trees are likely to release their pollen at the same time, creating a time bomb waiting to explode. “Peaks of tree pollen could be higher than normal. The recent cold wintry weather provided the optimum conditions for this to happen.” Brits starved of sunshine were today lapping up the blue skies and warm rays beaming down on the country - but in typical fashion this glorious picture … [Read more...] about UK weather: Hay fever explosion will hit Britain tomorrow due to delayed start to spring