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3:41 PM 8th January 2021
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Cold Weather Alert - 8 January 2021

Regular updates on cold weather and how to stay well during low temperatures.

Public Health England (PHE) has extended the cold weather alert until 9am Monday 11 January for all regions of England.

Severe cold weather will continue over the weekend with the severest conditions moving from the North to the West Midlands, East of England and southern parts of the country.

Very cold and frosty weather at night may persist all day with a risk of icy conditions in some parts of England.

Dr Owen Landeg, Principal Environmental Public Health Scientist at PHE, said:

"As this cold spell continues, remember to look out for vulnerable neighbours and relatives.

"Remind those who are frail, especially if they live alone or with a serious illness, to keep their homes heated to at least 18 Celsius, 64.4 Fahrenheit and to wear shoes with a good grip if they need to leave their home.

"For those struggling to afford heating bills as this cold spell continues, Simple Energy Advice https://www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk/ provides free advice on energy efficiency and national grants that could help you keep warm and well."

To check the latest weather forecast updates visit the Met Office website or app. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/


This year PHE has supplemented the Cold Weather Plan for England with useful resources and advice on the concurrent risks of cold weather and COVID-19 and how to keep warm and keep well this winter.
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/cold-weather-plan-for-england

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/11/11/health-matters-cold-weather-and-covid-19/