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Feeling the winter chill? Expect to feel much colder! Cold weather is on the way…

Below freezing temperatures with frosts over large areas are likely to hit much of the UK..and it will continue until the weekend.

With this unwelcome change coming, the UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA) have sent out a cold weather alert for the centre and south of the country for this week. What will this mean for you?

Whilst the elderly are usually most affected, all of us are being urged to stay warm, and keep an eye out for those who are particularly vulnerable in our area.

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?

The Met Office has warned that the Midlands and Southern England will start to feel the effects from evening, around 6pm, and that the cold weather will hang around until Sunday morning.

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 changeOne 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?


Cold Weather Alert For The UK


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.’




With the cold weather hopefully subsiding by the weekend, it can be a testing week for the vulnerable..stay warm and look out for others!

Author: Londonlad

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