IT’S a well-known fact that a bit of heavy rain or a sprinkling of snow can plunge Britain into utter chaos.
To help prepare people for potentially dangerous or disruptive conditions, the Met Office provides colour-coded weather warnings to try and keep the public informed – here is what the yellow one means.
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What is a yellow weather warning?
The Met Office issues warnings ahead of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause “damage, widespread disruption and/or danger to life.”
The warnings are given a colour to reflect the seriousness, ranging from yellow, amber and red.
Yellow is the least dangerous out of the weather warnings.
It means “be aware”. Severe weather is possible over the next few days and could affect you.
Plan ahead and think about possible travel delays or the disruption of your day to day activities.
Keep an eye on the latest forecast and be aware that the weather may change or worsen, leading to disruption of your plans in the next few days.
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When does the Met Office issue yellow weather warnings for rain, wind, snow, fog and ice?
Rain, wind, snow, fog and ice all threaten to cause disruption to our days – or at the very worst put our lives in danger.
To prevent serious accidents or death the Met Office will issue a weather warning – normally five days ahead – giving the public time to make alternate travel plans to help minimise disruption.
When the UK is experiencing typical seasonal weather, the Met Office does not send out weather warnings.
Theresa May’s allies urge her to delay holding Cabinet reshuffle to May after ending year on unexpected high
THERESA May’s allies are urging her to delay a government reshuffle to May after her surprise end to the year on a high. The Prime Minister has been widely expected to freshen up her ageing Cabinet…
THERESA May’s allies are urging her to delay a government reshuffle to May after her surprise end to the year on a high.
The Prime Minister has been widely expected to freshen up her ageing Cabinet with four or five new faces at the start of the New Year.
PA Theresa May’s allies are urging her to delay a Cabine reshuffle to May
She has also privately caved to backbench pressure to promote more younger Tory MP rising stars onto the frontbench for the first time.
But the unexpected upturn in the troubled PM’s fortunes by securing Phase Two of Brexit talks has lead to a rethink among some in No10.
Mrs May’s aides are split over whether to now carry out the reshuffle after the council elections in May instead, when a wipeout in the cities is feared.
Holding on another five months would also help keep ministers in line over the crucial internal deliberations until March over what exactly to ask the EU for in a Brexit trade deal.
PA Education Secretary Justine Greening, Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire and Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom, pictured, are also said to be vulnerable
One close ally of Mrs May told The Sun: “A reshuffle is not a card any PM can play too often, so you should only do one when you really have to.
“They have a habit of creating more problems than they solve, so there is a growing feeling not to rock the boat now Theresa is looking more solid.
“We will also get an undoubted kicking at the locals in May, so we’ll need something to regain the initiative after them.”
Next year’s local elections on Thursday May 3 are largely being held only in the bigger towns and cities, including all 32 London boroughs.
PA The PM will decide on when to hold the second reshuffle of her reign as PM over the Christmas break
The Tories suffered heavy losses in the urban areas at the June general election and senior party figures fear a repeat drubbing, leaving the poll’s aftermath a moment of certain danger for Mrs May.
The PM will decide on when to hold the second reshuffle of her reign as PM over the Christmas break.
First Secretary Damian Green ongoing sexual harassment probe is also a key factor in her thinking, The Sun has been told.
Mrs May wants her de facto deputy’s precarious situation to be resolved first so she knows whether he needs to be replaced.
Diane Abbott claims Labour would make it easier for immigrants to come to Britain after Brexit
LABOUR would make it easier for immigrants to come to Britain after Brexit, Diane Abbott has pledged. The shadow home secretary vowed to slash red tape that can make it hard for new arrivals to get…
LABOUR would make it easier for immigrants to come to Britain after Brexit, Diane Abbott has pledged.
The shadow home secretary vowed to slash red tape that can make it hard for new arrivals to get into the country.
Getty Images – Getty The shadow home secretary vowed to make immigration to Britain easier under a Labour government
Her remarks risk infuriating Leave voters, many of who backed the UK’s EU exit to limit record levels of immigration.
Ms Abbott also said the number of newcomers to the UK from Europe may not fall at all under a Labour government.
Quizzed on whether the overall number should drop, she told BBC1’s Andrew Marr Show: “Both business and public services like health and education are saying we do indeed need these European migrants that are coming here.
“We have to listen to them.”
EPA Tory Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis said: ‘Today confirmed Labour’s approach to Brexit is a shambles’
Close Jeremy Corbyn ally Ms Abbott added: “Most people agree that we have to get rid of some of the bureaucracy around migration.
“That’s what we were referencing when we talked about easy movement – less bureaucracy.
“It’s good for migrants but it’s also good for business.”
Despite a fall since the EU referendum decision, net immigration to Britain is still running at 230,000 a year.
The most recent latest figure from the 12 months to the end of June is still more than double the Government’s annual target of less than 100,000.
Refugee jailed for £40,000 benefit fraud is actually famous music icon known as the Somalian Phil Collins
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A REFUGEE jailed for a £40,000 benefits fiddle is a music icon known as the Somalian Phil Collins.
Crooner Mohamed Qoomaal, 72, has performed to sell-out crowds worldwide in a showbiz career spanning three decades.
Mohamed Qoomaal was jailed after conning UK taxpayers out of £40,000 in benefits fraud
A source said of the singer, who played Wembley in 2006 and 2012: “This guy is huge in Africa. No one can believe the news about his imprisonment.”
Qoomaal moved here 15 years ago to escape civil war but returned to Mogadishu in 2013.
TV crews filmed him kissing the airport tarmac before he was led to a celebration bash with government officials.
But Qoomaal still milked the UK taxpayer.
Music video by Mohamed Qoomaal, known as the Somalian Phil Collins Qoomaal is known as the Somalian Phil Collins, and has performed gigs around the world
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