Severe Winter Weather is Forecast

Written on 06th December 2017

Severe Winter Weather is Forecast

Weather forecasters are warning that Southeast England could experience very cold weather between 08:00 on Thursday 7 December and 08:00 on Sunday 10 December 2017.

This cold weather could increase health risks to vulnerable people and disrupt the delivery of services.  You can find out how you can keep yourself safe and well in cold weather by reading the easy read version of the Cold Weather Plan for England.


Top tips to prepare for colder weather


You should:

  • try to maintain indoor temperatures to at least 18°C, particularly if you are not mobile, have a long-term illness or are 65 or over
  • stay tuned for weather forecasts, ensure you are stocked with food and medications in advance, have deliveries or ask a friend to help
  • take weather into account when planning your activity over the following days
  • avoid going outside if you are at a higher risk of cold-related illness or falls

There’s also lots of useful advice on the Stay Well This Winter website.

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