Current incidents, topics and warnings

Information and advice about current warnings relating to weather and floods and how to prepare for them.

Warnings and alerts

Flooding advice

Heatwaves and drought advice

High temperatures can have a significant effect on people's health, especially if they last for at least two days and the nights in between. The most vulnerable groups include the elderly, the very young and people with long-term medical conditions. Knowing how to keep cool during long periods of hot weather can help save lives.

If a heatwave hits this summer, make sure the hot weather does not harm you or anyone you know.

Winter weather advice

Preparing for a power cut

  • Keep the UK Power networks free phone number handy
  • Keep spare batteries for radios and torches –local radio stations often broadcast helpful information
  • Keep an old-fashioned corded phone which you can plug in, as cordless phones won't work in the event of a power cut
  • Dress warmly in several layers of clothing, stay in one room or even get into bed
  • Take care if using candles, tea-lights and other naked flames
  • Keep fridges and freezers closed, with a blanket over as they will stay cold for many hours
  • Switch off all your electrical equipment, except one light which will let you know when the power comes back on
  • Remember the street lights may also be off so take care if you go out
  • Look out for elderly neighbours; please consider taking them round a flask of hot water or hot food

For any power cut enquiries please contact UK Power Networks 24 hours a day: