#30days30waysuk – weather aware

As Brits we love discussing the weather..

As Brits we’re all familiar with the weather and weather forecasts, but did you know that the Met Office is the national Meteorological service for the UK providing critical weather services? They produce weather warnings for the public and emergency responders such as heavy rain, strong winds, snow, fog, ice, thunderstorms and lightning allowing emergency responders to plan for and respond to emergencies.

Hot and cold weather is the #30days30waysuk theme for tomorrow, so we’ll be providing some more tips then. But for the meantime, here is some information about weather warnings.

The Met Office issues weather warnings through the National Severe Weather Warning Service when weather has the potential to bring impacts to the UK. These warnings are given a colour (yellow, amber or red) depending on a combination of both the impact and likelihood:

  • Yellow – likely that weather will cause low level impacts including some disruption to travel in a few places. Many people will be able to continue with their daily lives.
  • Amber – an increased likelihood of impacts which could potentially disrupt your plans. This means there is the possibility of travel delays, road and rail closures, power cuts and the potential risk to life & property.
  • Red – dangerous weather is expected, you should take action now to keep yourself and others safe from the impacts. It is likely that there will be a risk to life, with substantial disruption to travel, energy supplies and possibly widespread damage to property and infrastructure.

If a weather warning is in place you can get real time updates from the Met Office:

APP 👉 http://bit.ly/MetOfficeWeatherAPP
YOUTUBE 👉 http://bit.ly/MetOfficeYouTube
WEB 👉 http://bit.ly/Ukweatherwarnings

Weather warnings will also feature in the latest weather forecast, but do you know how they are made? You can find out here: http://bit.ly/MetOffice-videoForecast