After listening to user feedback, Met Office have implemented a range of improvements to the way we produce, disseminate and communicate warnings.
The weather warnings will essentially remain the same – they will be issued to warn the public and emergency responders of severe or hazardous weather.
The warnings are given a colour (yellow, amber or red) depending on a combination of both the impact the weather may have and the likelihood of those impacts occurring.
However, we are introducing the following changes:
·Introducing two additional warning types– thunderstorms and lightning. These will be included in addition to the current weather types, which are wind, snow, rain, ice and fog.
·Extending the warnings from five days ahead to seven days ahead.
·Improving the language we use to communicate severe weather and impacts.
·Improving the visual design across all Met Office digital channels including website, mobile website, app and emails.
ADN will now also provide the new Met Office Thunderstorm and Lightning warnings via News Articles!