Issued at: 16:24 on Wednesday 19 December 2012
Valid from: 00:05 on Thursday 20 December 2012
Valid to: 23:59 on Thursday 20 December 2012
Persistent, and often heavy rain, will affect much of central and eastern Northern Ireland, eastern and parts of central and southern Scotland and parts of the northern England during Thursday. The rain will be accompanied by strong to gale southeasterly winds with very rough seas also developing on some North Sea coasts. On the higher hills, snow is expected with blizzard conditions affecting the mountains.
The public should be aware of the risk of localised flooding and travel disruption.