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COLD WEATHER ALERT – LEVEL 3

The Met Office have issued a Level 3 Cold Weather Alert which indicates that there is a 90% probability of severe cold weather between 1100 on Thursday 21st January and 0900 Friday 22nd January 2016, that is likely to affect parts of England including the West Midlands.

This weather could increase the health risk to vunerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.

For more details follow the attached link to the Met Office Website http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/cold-weather-alert/#?tab=coldWeatherAlert  and  http://www.birminghamprepared.gov.uk/advice/specific-risks/snow-and-low-temperatures/  for helpful advice during snow and low temperatures.

The cold weather health watch comprises four levels of response based on cold weather thresholds. The thresholds have been developed to trigger an alert when severe cold weather is likely to significantly affect people’s health. The alerts take account of temperature along with other winter weather threats such as ice and snow.

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