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Met Office – Cold Weather Alert Level 2 – Alert and Readiness – Saturday 3 – Monday 5 December 2016

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

There is an 70 % probability of severe cold weather between 1500 on Saturday 3 December and 1500 on Monday 05 December  2016 in parts of England, with a 60 % chance in the West Midlands. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.

West Midlands – A return to colder conditions with widespread overnight frost is likely to lead to mean temperatures near or just below 2 degrees Celsius.

Please refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and 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:

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

Advice: Prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases.

If you want more information about how cold weather can affect your health please visit www.nhs.uk. If you are concerned about your health or somebody you care for, advice can be obtained from www.nhs.uk/winterhealth, NHS 111 or your local pharmacist.

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