Saffron Walden Weather Forecast

Saffron Walden Weather Forecast

Our Saffron Walden forecast page details local weather conditions for today, tonight, and tomorrow from our team of forecasters at Essex Weather. Access to rainfall radar and lightning maps are shown towards the bottom of the page.

An extended long-range weather forecast covering the next 7, 10, and 30-day period is available on our month ahead forecast page.


Short Range Forecast

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Medium Range Forecast


Daily Weather Outlook


Severe Weather Warnings


Flood Warnings and Alerts

Flood Warnings and Alerts

The link below shows all current flood alerts, flood warnings and severe flood warnings issued for Essex by the Environment Agency.


Weather and Health

Pollen Forecast

A five-day national and regional pollen forecast is available from the Met Office with expertise from the University of Worcester.

Pollution Forecast

A five-day national and local pollution forecast is available from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

Heat-Health Alert

The Heat-Health Alert service operates from 1st June to 15th September each year, in association with UK Health Security Agency.


Radar and Lightning Maps

Rainfall Radar

The link below shows animated rainfall radar images at 5-minute intervals of Saffron Walden and the rest of Essex over the past 90 minutes.

Different colours indicate how heavy precipitation is that is falling to the ground. For example, areas of yellow and orange show heavy rainfall (or snowfall in winter). Thunderstorms are often indicated by red or pink colours.

Lightning Maps

The link below enables weather observers to track thunderstorms in and around southeast England and the near Continent.

The lightning data is shown on a map in real-time, but depending on server load (especially during severe weather outbreaks), there may be a delay between 3 and 10 seconds before each new strike appears.


Weather In Saffron Walden

Our forecasters update the written short-range and medium-range weather forecasts throughout the day. They include the latest output from the Met Office UKV and ECMWF numerical weather prediction models. These kilometre-scale forecasting models produce significantly improved weather forecasts and pinpoint features such as thunderstorms, fog, and snow.

A graphical weather outlook for the next four days is presented for Saffron Walden and is based upon the latest run of the ECMWF computer model. Updated twice daily, this forecast provides a view of expected daily weather conditions for the Saffron Walden area, including predicted minimum and maximum temperatures.


Saffron Walden Weather History

In 1895, the weather was so cold that Mrs Gibley of Saffron Walden used a hot brick to warm her bed. She was fortunate that her neighbour rescued her from the fire that resulted and burnt her home to the ground. The weather of this time meant that Saffron Walden was the host of a unique moonlit tobogganing festival. The violent storms across Essex due to the warm weather of 1923 caused lightning to split a massive tree from top to bottom that was on the grounds of the nurse's quarters at Saffron Walden General Hospital. In 1977, John Banks took a photo of a whirlwind near Saffron Walden. This is a highly unusual weather event, and although it travelled at about 30 mph, no real damage was done.


Important: Whilst we provide a comprehensive daily weather forecast service for Essex, we urge visitors to check the Met Office website today for any severe weather warnings and the Environment Agency website for any flood warnings that may affect Saffron Walden and the surrounding areas.

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