There is an 90% probability of severe cold weather between 18:00 on Tuesday and 05:00 on Sunday 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.
It will be cold or rather cold in most areas over the next few days and into the weekend with overnight frosts and a risk of icy patches. Wintry showers, feeding into eastern and northeastern through today, will lead to some snow accumulations in places. Wednesday night will be particularly cold with a widespread, sharp frost. During Thursday a weather system will move southeast across all areas bringing wet and windy conditions for a time. Rain is also likely to preceded by snow for a time over hills and down to low levels in the east and northeast. This system will clear early on Friday to allow cold air to spread back over the country with further overnight frosts over the weekend.