Cold weather alert: Level 2 Yellow — Alert and readiness

18 Jan, 2022

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

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 


Yellow — Alert and readiness
Triggered by the Met Office as soon as the risk is 60% or above for any of the thresholds to be breached. This is an important stage for social and healthcare services who will be working to ensure readiness and swift action to reduce harm from a potential period of cold weather.

Advice: Prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, especially for older people, those with underlying health conditions, and young children. If you’re able, ask if your friends, family or neighbours need any support. Stock up foods and medicines so you don’t have to go out too much when it’s cold or icy. When indoors, stay warm, heat homes to at least 18°C, and keep up-to-date with the weather forecast. If you want more information about how cold weather can affect your health please visit the NHS website. If you are concerned about your health or somebody you care for, advice can be obtained from NHS Winter Health, NHS or your local pharmacist.

Please see below for cold weather plan and resources. Please refer to the action card(s) for Level 2 and keep a check on the latest forecast details and any changes which can be obtained at the following link: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/#?tab=map

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