Level 2 Cold Weather Alert Issued

There is an 80% probability of severe cold weather between 18:00 on Tuesday and 06:00 on Friday 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.

Turning colder over the next few days with overnight frosts becoming more widespread by Wednesday night. The coldest conditions are expected across the northeast. Some wintry showers are likely at times, especially across eastern and northeastern parts with these becoming increasingly wintry through Wednesday. These showers also bring a risk of icy patches forming where overnight frosts form. During Thursday, a weather system is expected to move in from the northwest. This bringing a period of hill snow over the Pennines and also some snow down to low levels in eastern parts for a time before less cold sets in turning the snow back to rain.

Issued at: 0836 on Mon 3 Dec 2012

Source: Met Office
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