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The Met Office have issued a Cold Weather Alert Level 2 – Alert and Readiness


There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather between 1200 on Wednesday 17th Feb and 0900 on Saturday 19 February in parts of England including the West Midlands. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.

Please refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and your Trust’s emergency plan for appropriate preventive action.

An update will be issued when the alert level changes in any region. Alerts are issued once a day by 0900 if required and are not subject to amendment in between standard issue times. Note that the

details of the forecast weather are valid at the time of issue but may change over the period that an alert remains in force. These details will not be updated here unless the alert level also changes, the latest

forecast details can be obtained at the following link:


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