Winter weather: UK government response
- Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street, Department for Communities and Local Government, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Department for Transport, Met Office, Highways Agency, and Environment Agency
- Part of:
- Flooding and coastal change and Road network and traffic
- First published:
- 26 November 2014
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
The United Kingdom has one of the most capable forecasting and warning systems in the world but extreme weather events can still cause disruption over winter.
£2.3 billion of investment in flood defences were set out today (2 Dec) in the National Infrastructure Plan 2014.
- Winter 2013 to 2014 severe weather recovery progress report
- Government’s response to the transport resilience review
Last winter, existing flood defences protected around 1.4 million properties and more than 2,500 square kilometres of farmland from flooding.
Since last winter, the government and transport owners and operators have acted to further improve the resilience of our transport infrastructure and its operations. This section also contains links to travel updates, to guidance on driving in severe weather conditions and actions to take ahead of winter travel.
- When winter bites: driving in severe weather
- Network Rail live information
- Get ready for winter
- Traffic information
- Driving in severe weather
Up-to-date advice on weather in your area and severe weather warnings are provided by the Met Office.
Published: 26 November 2014