Severe or hazardous weather can potentially cause danger to life or widespread disruption of communications or transport. Information on the impact of severe weather.
Local and national updates
Keep up to date with local and national weather.
- Greater Manchester 5-day weather forecast on the BBC
- UK weather forecasts at Met Office
- National severe weather warning forecast at Met Office
Sign up for alerts
You can sign up to get weather warning email alerts from the Met Office. Each warning contains what to expect and what to do to stay safe.
- Sign up for weather warnings from the Met Office
- Sign up for Weather-Health Alerts - these alerts relate to health impacts (Cold-Health Alerts and Heat-Health Alerts) and are mainly targeted at the health and social care sector and responders.
- Guide to severe weather warnings
Most of us welcome hot weather, but there are health risks when it's too hot. If spending time outdoors remember to take water or other hydrating drinks with you and protect yourself from the sun during the hottest hours of the day, usually between 11am-3pm.
Warm spells can pose health risks for some people. It’s important to protect yourself and others from too much sun or heat, to carry water when travelling and to think of those, such as young children or older people, who may not cope as well in the heat.