UK Warnings

Thursday 2 October Published at 15:06

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

YELLOW WARNING - STRONG WINDS

Severe gales will affect parts of western and northern Scotland for a time later today and overnight into Friday. Gusts to between 60 and 70 mph may affect the Western Isles and perhaps the northwest corner of the mainland.

Be aware of the possibility of disruption.

Valid until 0200 Friday.

YELLOW WARNING - HEAVY RAIN

Later on Friday, a band of heavy rain will affect parts of the southern half of Scotland, the southeast corner of Northern Ireland, and later parts of northern England, north and west Wales, before clearing away to the southeast during Saturday morning.

Be aware of the possibility of disruption.

Valid until 0900 Saturday.

Flood Warning

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

Thursday 2 October

There are no flood warnings in force anywhere in the United Kingdom.

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