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Cold weather alert - Met Office

Cold Weather Alert


Forecast Issued on Friday, February 5, 2021 9:01 AM

Cold Weather Alert

Level 3 - Cold Weather Action

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/cold-weather-alert/?tab=coldWeatherAlert&season=normal#?tab=coldWeatherAlert

There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather between 0900 on Saturday 06 Feb and 2100 on Wednesday 10 Feb in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Please refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and your Trust's emergency plan for appropriate preventive action.

Please refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and your Trust's emergency 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: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/#?tab=map

Regional Risk Assessments for occurrence of Cold Weather conditions between 09:00 Local Time on Saturday and 21:00 Local Time on Wednesday.

The areas that are likely to be affected are:

Region

Warning Level

Risk

Comments

North East England/NEE

Level 3 (Amber)

90%

Becoming colder over the weekend with wintry showers - risk of ice and snow. Very cold into next week.

North West England/NWE

Level 3 (Amber)

90%

Becoming colder over the weekend with wintry showers - risk of ice and snow. Very cold into next week.

Yorkshire and the Humber/YH

Level 3 (Amber)

90%

Becoming colder over the weekend with wintry showers - risk of ice and snow. Very cold into next week.

West Midlands/WM

Level 3 (Amber)

90%

Becoming colder over the weekend. Very cold into next week.

East Midlands/EM

Level 3 (Amber)

90%

Becoming colder over the weekend with wintry showers - risk of ice and snow. Very cold into next week.

East of England/EE

Level 3 (Amber)

90%

Becoming colder over the weekend with wintry showers / snow and risk of ice. Very cold into next week.

Southeast England/SEE

Level 3 (Amber)

90%

Becoming colder over the weekend with snow. Very cold into next week.

London/LON

Level 3 (Amber)

90%

Becoming colder over the weekend with snow. Very cold into next week.

Southwest England/SWE

Level 3 (Amber)

90%

Becoming colder over the weekend. Very cold into next week.

General Comments

Although temperatures will be slightly milder today, it will become much colder over the weekend with a strong easterly wind flow developing: during Saturday in the north, reaching the south Saturday night, with wintry showers in eastern and northern counties. This will likely lead to icy conditions on roads and risk of travel disruption. There is an increasing risk of significant snowfall in the far southeast / East Anglia as well Saturday night into Sunday. Very cold temperatures will spread to all parts of the country by the end of Sunday and into Monday morning - the coldest period of the winter so far. Indications are that all parts of England are going into a notable cold spell of weather as we head into the coming week with sharp overnight frosts, and temperatures near freezing by day, together with cold winds.

The PHE Cold Weather Plan can be accessed at the following link:
http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/cold-weather-plan-for-england

A range of free resources from the Stay Well This Winter campaign can be downloaded or ordered here:
https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/34/resources/4045

To aid local planning, listed below are the Local Resilience Forum (LRFs) matched against their regions.

NHS Region

NSWWS Region

Local Resilience Forum

North

North East England

Durham and Darlington
Northumbria
Cleveland

Yorkshire and the Humber

Humber
North Yorkshire
West Yorkshire
South Yorkshire

North West England

Cheshire
Cumbria
Greater Manchester
Lancashire
Merseyside

Midlands

West Midlands

Staffordshire
Warwickshire
West Mercia
West Midlands

East Midlands

Derbyshire
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
Northamptonshire
Nottinghamshire

East of England

Bedfordshire
Cambridgeshire
Essex
Hertfordshire
Norfolk
Suffolk

South

South East England

Sussex
Kent
Surrey
Thames Valley
Hampshire and Isle of Wight

South West England

Avon & Somerset
Devon, Cornwall & Isle of Scilly
Dorset
Gloucestershire
Wiltshire and Swindon

London

London

London

Issued by: Duty Meteorologist, Tel: 0370 900 0100 (C) Crown Copyright 2021. All Rights Reserved


 

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