UK Warnings

Friday 12 February Published at 12:32

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

YELLOW warning of Snow and ice for NE Scotland

Issued at 0658 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

Valid from 0700 on Fri 12 Feb to 2350 on Fri 12 Feb.

A band of rain, sleet or snow showers will affect parts of northern Scotland during Friday before moving slowly southwards. Snow will be initially confined to high ground but will start falling to lower levels away from coasts. Icy roads may also be a hazard where precipitation falls on frozen surfaces.

There will be large variations in accumulations due to the showery nature of the snow with some places expected to see little or no snow. However, there is the risk of several cm of snow in places, so please be aware of the potential for disruption to travel.

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Issued at 1124 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

Valid from 0005 on Sat 13 Feb 2016 to 2355 on Sat 13 Feb 2016

Rain, sleet and snow over northern Scotland will move slowly and erratically southwards across much of central Scotland early on Saturday and to parts of southern Scotland as the day goes on. Some locally heavy outbreaks of snow are likely over high ground and also to lower levels, mainly inland. In addition, icy surfaces are likely, particularly on Friday night and into Saturday morning.

Drier conditions should slowly follow into the Central Belt of Scotland on Saturday afternoon.

The public should be aware of difficult travelling conditions and the risk of some transport disruption due to both snow and icy surfaces.

There remains some uncertainty in the details and this warning will be updated as required.

Yellow warning of snow and ice

Issued at: 1148 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

Valid from 0005 on Sun 14 Feb 2016 to 1200 on Sun 14 Feb 2016

Further outbreaks of sleet and snow are expected through Saturday night and Sunday morning, with some heavy snow likely at times, especially over higher routes.

Please be aware of difficult travelling conditions and the risk of some disruption to transport.

There remains some uncertainty in the details and this warning will be updated as required.

Flood Warning

Issued by the Environment Agency or by SEPA in Scotland and Natural Resources Wales in Wales

FLOOD WARNINGS

Updated at 0600 on 12th Feb 2016

There are flood warnings in force in the following regions:

ANGLIAN (1)

NORTHWEST (1)

SOUTHWEST (7)

SOUTHEAST (1)

MIDLANDS (20)

WALES (1)

Further updates will appear here.

About the Met Office Weather Warnings

BBC Weather carries two types of weather warnings issued by the Met Office: Warnings and Early Warnings.

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

Early Warnings 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 Early Warning 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 Early Warning 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