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Level 3 Cold Weather Alert

The Met Office has issued a Level 3 Cold Weather Alert stating there is a 100% probability of severe cold weather / icy conditions / heavy snow between 0900hrs Sunday and 0600hrs Thursday in parts of England, including the West Midlands. The Alert states that for the West Midlands it is forecast to be cold or very cold with overnight frosts and ice. Further snowfall accumulations are expected at times on Sunday through to Tuesday, with the heaviest snow likely during Sunday.

The alert can be found at http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/cold-weather-alert/#?tab=coldWeatherAlert

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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