Feeling the winter chill? Expect to feel much colder! Cold weather is on the way…
As the day begins today, don’t be fooled by sunny conditions…things will get worse the further we go into the day. When will colder temps affect you?
Stephen Partridge, a Met Office meteorologist, said via Metro that the weather:
‘one for getting the big coats out…It will certainly be a noticeable change…One for getting the bigger coats out really, through the end of the week…Less of the milder conditions we’ve had by day and certainly widespread frosts overnight…Thankfully, it’s going to be mostly dry, so ice shouldn’t be too much of an issue.’
When Will The Cold Weather Affect You?
So, what is behind the freeze? A blast of Arctic air will sweep down across the UK with the north, and Scotland, experiencing wintery showers.
Those wintery showers could fall as snow on higher Scottish hills before spreading to northern England on Thursday.
Agostinho Sousa, who consults on public health medicine at the UKHSA, urged folk, especially older ones, to use heating that is available, saying:
‘Cold weather can have a serious impact on health, particularly for older people and those with heart and lung problems, as it increases the risks of heart attacks, strokes and chest infections…Remind vulnerable relatives and neighbours to heat their home to at least 18°C, particularly if they have reduced mobility, are 65 or older, or have a health condition…Should they need to go outside, it’s important for them to wear shoes with a good grip.’