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Cold Weather Alert – Level 2

Update: 25/2/2013, 1645hrs

COLD WEATHER ALERT – LEVEL 2

There is an 70% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions until 0900hrs on Tuesday 26th February in the West Midlands.

For more details follow this link to the Met Office Website.

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The Met Office have issued a Level 3 Cold Weather Alert which indicates that there is 90 % probability of severe cold weather / icy conditions between 0900 on Wednesday (20 February 2013) until 0700 on Sunday (24 February 2013) that is likely to affect parts of England, including the West Midlands.

It is forecast to turn colder over the next couple of days with a high likelihood that the temperature threshold will be reached in the West Midlands by the end of the week. No major disruption from snow is expected.

This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. For more details follow this link to the Met Office Website.

For helpful advice during snow and low temperatures, follow this link.

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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