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Met Office scraps severe weather 'alerts'

The Met Office is scrapping weather alerts. Photo: PA

The Met Office has announced it'll no longer use the term 'alert' when issuing severe weather warnings.

From 31 October, all severe weather warnings will be termed 'warnings', however far in advance of the event they are issued.

It says it's changed the language used following feedback, as most people were unable to differentiate between the two terms.

The Met Office provides warnings across the UK for rain, snow, wind, ice and fog, for the next five days.

It has also confirmed it will continue naming storms between October 2016 and September 2017.