With numerous different weather warnings around over the next week here is a guide to what they all mean and how you can take action. 

There is currently yellow and amber weather warnings over London from today (March 1) until Sunday (March 4) with heavy snowfall, gale force winds and icy conditions predicted over the next 24 hours. 

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A yellow warning means severe weather is possible and could affect you.

This is a warning to plan ahead and make other travel arrangements. 
An amber warning means the Met Office is certain of bad weather.

This means it is highly likely to cause disruption to travel, there will be road and rail closure, interruption to power and potential risk to life.

Amber means you should change your plans and protect yourself and your family. 

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And a red warning, which has just been used for the first time in Scotland and Wales for the next two days, means extreme weather is expected.

You should take action immediately to keep yourself and others safe from the impact of the weather. Widespread damage, travel and power disruption and risk to life is likely.

You must avoid dangerous areas and follow the advice of the emergency services and local authorities.

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To keep yourself and friends and family safe you should regularly check on the weather updates and share the information with those who could be affected. 

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