Severe weather

Severe weather conditions can cause widespread disruption and even pose a threat to safety. The MET Office monitors weather conditions in the UK and uses the National Severe Weather Warning Service to issue warnings when severe weather is likely.

National Severe Weather Warning Service

You should regularly check your local weather forecast to keep up to date with the latest weather warnings. An overview of all of the current weather warnings in the UK can be found on the MET Office website.

MET Office severe weather warnings are issued for hazardous conditions involving rain, wind, fog, snow and ice - and use a coloured scale to indicate both the likelihood and the foreseeable impacts of the particular conditions.