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Severe Weather Warnings in the UK

Yellow Warning of Snow And Ice affecting Scotland (Central, Tayside & Fife)

Yellow Warning of Snow And Ice affecting Scotland (Central, Tayside & Fife) : Angus, Perth and Kinross, Stirling valid from 1200 Wed 16 Jan to 1200 Thu 17 Jan


Yellow Warning of Snow And Ice affecting Scotland (Grampian)

Yellow Warning of Snow And Ice affecting Scotland (Grampian) : Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray valid from 1200 Wed 16 Jan to 1200 Thu 17 Jan


Yellow Warning of Snow And Ice affecting Scotland (Highlands & Eilean Siar)

Yellow Warning of Snow And Ice affecting Scotland (Highlands & Eilean Siar) : Eilean Siar, Highland valid from 1200 Wed 16 Jan to 1200 Thu 17 Jan


Yellow Warning of Snow And Ice affecting Scotland (Orkney & Shetland)

Yellow Warning of Snow And Ice affecting Scotland (Orkney & Shetland) : Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands valid from 1200 Wed 16 Jan to 1200 Thu 17 Jan


Yellow Warning of Snow And Ice affecting Scotland (Strathclyde)

Yellow Warning of Snow And Ice affecting Scotland (Strathclyde) : Argyll and Bute valid from 1200 Wed 16 Jan to 1200 Thu 17 Jan


Yellow Warning of Ice affecting Scotland (Central, Tayside & Fife)

Yellow Warning of Ice affecting Scotland (Central, Tayside & Fife) : Angus, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth and Kinross, Stirling valid from 2200 Wed 16 Jan to 1100 Thu 17 Jan


Yellow Warning of Ice affecting England (East Midlands)

Yellow Warning of Ice affecting England (East Midlands) : Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Rutland valid from 2200 Wed 16 Jan to 1100 Thu 17 Jan


Yellow Warning of Ice affecting England (East of England)

Yellow Warning of Ice affecting England (East of England) : Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough, Suffolk valid from 2200 Wed 16 Jan to 1100 Thu 17 Jan


Yellow Warning of Ice affecting England (London & South East England)

Yellow Warning of Ice affecting England (London & South East England) : Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire, West Berkshire valid from 2200 Wed 16 Jan to 1100 Thu 17 Jan


Yellow Warning of Ice affecting England (North East England)

Yellow Warning of Ice affecting England (North East England) : Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton-on-Tees, Sunderland valid from 2200 Wed 16 Jan to 1100 Thu 17 Jan


Yellow Warning of Ice affecting England (North West England)

Yellow Warning of Ice affecting England (North West England) : Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Halton, Lancashire, Merseyside, Warrington valid from 2200 Wed 16 Jan to 1100 Thu 17 Jan


Yellow Warning of Ice for Northern Ireland

Yellow Warning of Ice for Northern Ireland : County Antrim, County Armagh, County Down, County Fermanagh, County Londonderry, County Tyrone valid from 2200 Wed 16 Jan to 1100 Thu 17 Jan


Yellow Warning of Ice affecting Scotland (SW Scotland, Lothian Borders)

Yellow Warning of Ice affecting Scotland (SW Scotland, Lothian Borders) : Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders, West Lothian valid from 2200 Wed 16 Jan to 1100 Thu 17 Jan


Yellow Warning of Ice affecting England (South West England)

Yellow Warning of Ice affecting England (South West England) : Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, Wiltshire valid from 2200 Wed 16 Jan to 1100 Thu 17 Jan


Yellow Warning of Ice affecting Scotland (Strathclyde)

Yellow Warning of Ice affecting Scotland (Strathclyde) : Argyll and Bute, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, West Dunbartonshire valid from 2200 Wed 16 Jan to 1100 Thu 17 Jan


Yellow Warning of Ice for Wales

Yellow Warning of Ice for Wales : Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham valid from 2200 Wed 16 Jan to 1100 Thu 17 Jan


Yellow Warning of Ice affecting England (West Midlands)

Yellow Warning of Ice affecting England (West Midlands) : Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford and Wrekin, Warwickshire, West Midlands Conurbation, Worcestershire valid from 2200 Wed 16 Jan to 1100 Thu 17 Jan


Yellow Warning of Ice affecting England (Yorkshire & Humber)

Yellow Warning of Ice affecting England (Yorkshire & Humber) : East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston upon Hull, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, York valid from 2200 Wed 16 Jan to 1100 Thu 17 Jan


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Work of Met Office forecasters at Heathrow wins award.

Published:Wed, 31 Oct 2018 14:45:00 GMT

The support the Met Office provided Heathrow Airport during the 2017/18 winter has been recognised with a prestigious award.


Turning cold for the weekend

Published:Wed, 24 Oct 2018 12:43:00 GMT

In a marked change from the mild weather many of us have been experiencing so far this autumn, conditions are turning much colder as we head into the weekend.


Centennial recognition for 'Memories of Weather'

Published:Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:56:00 GMT

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has officially designated six Met Office observing sites across the UK as ‘Centennial Stations’. They join a global network of sites that have been recognised by the WMO for recording reliable observations for over 100 years.


Metop-C satellite launch gives Met Office another set of 'eyes in the sky'

Published:Wed, 07 Nov 2018 10:52:00 GMT

Today’s launch of the newest EUMETSAT weather satellite continues the development of a programme which gives the UK’s Met Office access to world-leading weather data from polar orbit. The Metop-C satellite was launched from the European Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana. It completes a network of three platforms flying in a polar orbit at an altitude of 817km, which enables global observations of weather and atmospheric composition, and monitoring of ocean and land surfaces.


2018 - the UK's second sunniest year on record

Published:Thu, 27 Dec 2018 15:55:00 GMT

A warm year will probably be the second sunniest on record, as a mild December closes a drier than average 2018.


2019: close to record-breaking year, forecasts Met Office

Published:Thu, 20 Dec 2018 00:01:00 GMT

The Met Office global temperature forecast suggests that 2019 will be close to record warmth due to climate change and the added effect of El Niño-related warming in the Pacific.


Snow on the way this weekend

Published:Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:55:00 GMT

With the first heavy snowfall of the season forecast for parts of the country this weekend, the Met Office warns people to prepare for possible travel disruption on one of the busiest weekends in the lead-up to Christmas.


2018 UK summer heatwave made thirty times more likely due to climate change

Published:Thu, 06 Dec 2018 06:51:00 GMT

Human-induced climate change has made the 2018 record-breaking UK summer temperatures about 30 times more likely than it would be naturally, the Met Office will say at CoP24 - in Katowice, Poland – later today (Thursday 6 December 2018).


Extreme weather reveals changing climate

Published:Thu, 01 Nov 2018 15:22:00 GMT

A new report by the Met Office, published today, reveals further details about changes in the UK’s climate since the 1960s. By documenting temperature and rainfall climate extremes, including periods of warmth, cold and spells of wet or dry weather, the report reveals changes in some types of extreme weather.


Cold gives way to rain and gales

Published:Sun, 25 Nov 2018 12:20:00 GMT

This week will see a marked change from the recent cold conditions as wet and windy weather sets in from the west.


Most detailed picture yet of UK's future climate

Published:Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:30:00 GMT

The UK’s most comprehensive picture yet of how the climate could change over the next century has been launched today by Environment Secretary Michael Gove.


Ice and snow warnings issued for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Published:Fri, 26 Oct 2018 12:37:00 GMT

The cold snap expected for the weekend could bring tricky conditions for road and rail travellers in some parts of the country, as the Met Office warns people to get ready for a sharp drop in temperatures.


Winter is in the air

Published:Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:48:00 GMT

So far this month, temperatures across the country have been mild for the time of year, but from next week - it’s going to feel a lot more seasonal.


Wintry weather triggers amber warnings

Published:Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:07:00 GMT

Amber Severe Weather Warnings for snow and ice, highlighting the risk of freezing rain, for parts of central and northern England, as well as much of Scotland on Saturday. People are being urged to take extra care when travelling on one of the busiest weekends in the lead up to Christmas.


Colder weather on the way

Published:Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:20:00 GMT

Following the occasional colder snap so far this winter, there are now signs that cold winter weather resulting from a sudden stratospheric warming is on the way for the UK.


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