Issued at: 12:50 on Wednesday 21 November 2012
Valid from: 04:00 on Thursday 22 November 2012
Valid to: 23:59 on Thursday 22 November 2012
A spell of very wet and very windy weather is expected to move west to east across many parts of the UK during Thursday. Coming so soon after the heavy rain which fell in places earlier in the week this is likely to provoke further issues with flooding. Additionally, winds will gust to 50 to 60 mph in places, and could exceed 70 mph in some exposed western areas.
In view of the wind and rain combination, the public should be prepared for some transport disruption.
An active, squally frontal system will move eastwards during Thursday. In addition to the wind speeds referred to above, rainfall of about 20mm is likely quite widely, perhaps exceeding 40 mm in places. Note also that for many the rain is likely to be focused into a short period of an hour or two. Given current river levels and the saturated ground, this is likely to lead to difficult travel conditions for some, and also further flooding in places.
Please refer also to additional (amber) warnings which highlight those areas at greatest risk from disruption.
The public is advised to take extra care, further information and advice can be found here