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UK News Public Health England issues a cold weather alert as temperatures plummet

17:21  17 january  2020
17:21  17 january  2020 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

Chilly weekend ahead as temperatures plunge

  Chilly weekend ahead as temperatures plunge This is a change from last month when meteorologists confirmed that a new UK maximum temperature record for December was set in the Highlands. A temperature of 18.7C (65.66F) was recorded at Achfary in Sutherland on December 28.The reading was validated following a “rigorous verification process”, the Met Office said.Asked why temperatures have dropped, Mr Wilson said: “It’s all to do with the pressure pattern and it also depends on how high or low the pressure is. Right now there is cold air sitting directly on top of the UK and there is high pressure coming from the north and the east.

Cold weather ALERT : PHE has issued a cold weather alert until midday on Wednesday (Image: Getty/Met Office). TEMPERATURES have plummeted across the UK, with millions waking up to frost and mist on Tuesday and alerts issued .

Public Health England (PHE) issues cold weather alerts and health warnings following the arrival of colder It’s worth remembering that cold temperatures – indoors and outdoors, can affect health Cold temperatures inside and out can make you ill and can even kill. Prolonged cold weather like

With the forecast of cold weather and some freezing fog patches for parts of England, Public Health England (PHE) is urging people to prepare for cold weather conditions and look out for those most at-risk.

Temperatures are set to drop well below freezing across swathes of the country, reaching -3C in London.

The Met Office has today announced that there is a high chance that West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, Southeast England and Southwest England will experience cold weather from 6pm on Sunday 19 January to 6pm on Tuesday 21 January.

Driveway theft prompts frost warning for motorists as temperatures drop

  Driveway theft prompts frost warning for motorists as temperatures drop The car had been left with its engine running in Hertfordshire amid frosty conditions.The vehicle was taken after it was left with its engine running on a driveway in Hemel Hempstead on Saturday morning.

Britain is bracing for a cold snap which could worsen towards the end of the month, as temperatures in some places plummet as low as -10C. The Met Office and Public Health England have issued a level two cold weather alert for most of northern and central England .

HEALTH warnings have been issued by Public Health England after a cold weather alert was issued . Public Health England : Warning issued as temperatures expected to plummet . Dr Thomas Waite, consultant in Extreme Events and Health Protection at Public Health England said

Dr Owen Landeg, Principal Environmental Public Health Scientist at Public Health England, said: "Older people and those with heart and lung problems are at risk of getting sick in cold weather.

"Keep an eye out for those who may need help staying warm, ensure they wear lots of thin layers and have everything they need.

"Below 18 degrees, changes to the body mean that the risk of strokes, heart attacks and chest infections increase so heating homes to this temperature is particularly important to stay well."

Nick Silkstone, Deputy Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: "High pressure is in place across the UK this weekend bringing settled, mainly dry, but also cold weather for many. It will be colder than of late with temperatures dropping below freezing overnight and a chance of widespread frost but with sunny spells throughout the day.

"However, at the start of next week the chance of fog and cloud will increase across central and southern areas which will mean that it will also feel colder by day. Check updates to the forecast on the Met Office website or app."

Plummeting temperatures and frost will put 'vulnerable lives at risk' .
Ice fog on the way described as 'a driver's worst nightmare' by safety expertExperts warn frost and freezing fog patches will make driving conditions treacherous as plummeting temperatures put vulnerable lives at risk.

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