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Met Office Cold Weather Alert – Level 3 – valid Thu 28 March to Mon 1 April

Level 3 – Cold Weather Action

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/cold-weather-alert/#?tab=coldWeatherAlert There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather and icy conditions between 0800 on Thursday and 0300 on Monday in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.

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:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/#?tab=map

West Midlands  has 70 % probability of “continuing cold and mostly dry. The easterly winds ease but with widespread overnight frost”.

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Met Office Forecast Issued on Sunday, 24 March 2013 at 08:41

 

 

 

 

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/cold-weather-alert/#?tab=coldWeatherAlert

 

There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather and icy conditions between 1500 on Sunday and 0800 on Thursday in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.

 

The latest forecast details can be obtained at the following link:

 

 

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/#?tab=map

 

Regional Risk Assessments for occurrence of Cold Weather conditions between 1500 Local Time on Sunday and 0800 Local Time on Thursday. West Midlands has a 90% probability that today’s light snow will clear, then mainly dry, but continuing very cold with brisk easterly winds and overnight frosts.

The Met Office alert states, “This is an extension and update to the existing level 3. Cold easterly winds will persist through the coming week with bitterly cold conditions. With lying snow and partial snow melt during the day icy conditions are likely. Today’s light snow in central areas will die away, but a few mainly light wintry flurries will persist near the east coast through the coming week“.

 

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