BRITISH weather is renown for its unpredictability with glorious sunshine turning into a shivering downpour in just a few hours.
And despite the UK not being known for deadly earthquakes, volcanoes or raging tornadoes, we still get our fair share of Mother Nature’s fury.
What is a danger to life weather warning?
The Met Office issues a series of warning over bad weather, known as The Met Office National Severe Weather Warning Service (NSWWS).
These range from very low to high, and as well as general warnings there are also specific warnings for rain, thunderstorms, wind, snow, lightning, ice and fog.
In the general weather category as well as specific groups, two of the most severe warnings carry a danger to life.
These are medium and high warnings, and in the former the Met Office says these may cause “injuries with danger to life”.
In the highest category, it simply states there is a “danger to life”.
When broken down by weather type, for rain and thunderstorms danger to life may occur from flooding.
For wind, it warns of “widespread danger to life from flying debris”, and lightning carries the risk of “injuries with danger to life due to frequent lightning strikes”.