Power Cut Checker UK & Ireland

Use this page to see if there is currently a power cut in your area of the UK.

Using the power outage UK map on this page you are able to select your region and find all the information you need in one place.

Click/tap your region on the map for live power cut information.

East Anglia East Midlands London North East Northern Ireland North West Scotland South East South West Wales West Midlands Yorkshire Ireland

Power Cuts Today

Power cuts do happen from time to time, electricity power drops for a whole host of reasons and often due to circumstances beyond the control of the supplier. The inconvenience from a loss of electricity and internet access can feel like the end of the world, regardless of where you live or the size of your home or business. In the event of an unscheduled power cut of your local electricity network our live power cut checker will keep you informed and offer help and advice. Simply select your area of the UK and Ireland from our outage map on this page, then enter your postcode to see if your area is currently affected. Our aim is to ensure your safety and help you to prepare and plan ahead of any possible UK power cut or emergency.

Common Causes of Power Cuts How to Prepare for a Power Cut

Heavy rain, lightning, windstorms and snow/ice accretion are common weather threats we face in the UK. Wind storms and ice accretion are especially capable of causing widespread and extensive damage, often with wind speeds over 55mph having the potential to bring down overhead power lines. Heavy snow on the ground impacts the ability of the grid companies to respond to faults as swiftly, although many UK engineers keep 4x4 cars in preparation so they can ensure a quick and efficient response. Large scale heavy rain, flooding and resulting flood water on a large scale have the potential to flood key electrical assets. In these occasions overhead lines and underground cables are not usually affected, although substations may be under considerable risk if water levels reach a critical level. UK companies should have pumps and flood barriers in place in areas most at risk.

Power Cut in my Area

The map features links to live UK power outage data so you can find out if there is a power cut today in your area and if there is an estimated time for a resolution. Alternatively, use the links below to get live power cut information for your region/country:

North East North West Yorkshire East Midlands West Midlands East Anglia London South East South West
Scotland Wales Northern Ireland Ireland
Power Cut UK

You can report a power cut in your area, just call 105 to get through to the national grid where you can report the power outage. The service is free and available to people in England, Scotland & Wales, simply call the number and you will be connected to your local network operator who can offer help and advice.

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Is there a Power Cut in my Area?

Please note: before contacting your local UK grid company, there are a few simple steps to confirm a local power outage:

  • Use our Power Outage Check UK map to see if there is a power outage in my area.
  • Check with neighbors to see if the power cut is within your neighborhood or your property.
  • Check your fuse box located within your property in case fuses have blown.
  • Check your electricity meter which can be located either internally or externally.

The UK electricity distribution network is made up from local regional grids that connect to the national grid to deliver power out to domestic, commercial and industrial users of the power: