UK Warnings

Thursday 24 July Published at 12:28

Weather Warning

Issued by the Met Office

Thursday 24th July

YELLOW WARNING for RAIN for southwest England.

Further heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop across parts of Cornwall and south and west Devon during today, eventually dying out again during the evening.

These showers are likely to be slow-moving and isolated, hence most places will miss them, but where they do occur there is the potential for some heavy rain and the public should be aware of the risk of localised surface water flooding.

Valid on Thursday 24th July 1100 until 2100.

Flood Warning

Issued by the Environment Agency (or by SEPA in Scotland)

Thursday 24 July

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 the Environment Agency Flood Warnings

The flood warnings are issued by the Environment Agency and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency 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. Both the Environment Agency (for England and Wales) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency update their warnings 24 hours a day via the Floodline number.

Floodline - 0845 988 1188