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UK News Cold alert: Vulnerable at risk as temperatures could fall to -7C

01:25  20 january  2020
01:25  20 january  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

Public Health England issues a cold weather alert as temperatures plummet

  Public Health England issues a cold weather alert as temperatures plummet The warning comes after the Met Office forecast bitter temperaturesTemperatures are set to drop well below freezing across swathes of the country, reaching -3C in London.

COLD weather is set to send temperatures plummeting to - 7 C this week with parts of the country hit by snow. The chilly weekend continued as the mercury The Met Office forecast for the rest the month says: "Snow will be most likely over northern hills, but it could fall to lower levels at times, mainly in

Temperatures are expected to plunge to sub-zero this weekend with lows of - 7 C in some areas, prompting Public Health England has issued a cold weather alert between Sunday and Tuesday, and ‘This weekend’s freezing temperatures put some of our most vulnerable Londoners at risk

A cold weather alert is in place for large parts of England until 6pm on Tuesday as people are warned about particularly cold overnight temperatures.

water next to the ocean: A lack of cloud coverage in some areas will increase the chances of low temperatures. File pic © Getty A lack of cloud coverage in some areas will increase the chances of low temperatures. File pic

Met Office forecasters say there is a 70% chance of severe conditions, bringing health risks to those most vulnerable.

The regions covered by the level two yellow alert are southwest England, southeast England, the East of England, East Midlands and the West Midlands.

Last night, temperatures dropped to -6.8C (19.7F) in Topcliffe in North Yorkshire and they are expected to fall again to -6C or -7C overnight into Monday.

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.

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The City of Toronto has issued its second extreme cold weather alert of 2020, with temperatures expected to Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen De Villa ordered the alert as temperatures will fall to – 12 C overnight Children and the elderly are most vulnerable during bouts of cold weather.

a flat screen tv sitting on top of a desk: Viewers could see 'a pixelated picture, or in some cases a temporary loss of certain channels,' Freeview said © Other Viewers could see 'a pixelated picture, or in some cases a temporary loss of certain channels,' Freeview said

Northern Ireland last night recorded its coldest night of the winter, which was -6.2C (20.8F) in Katesbridge.

Public Health England (PHE) has said older people and those with heart and lung problems are at most at risk of getting sick in cold weather.

PHE is urging people to keep an eye out for those who may need help staying warm, making sure they wear lots of thin layers and have everything they need.

It says heating homes to at least 18C (64.4F) is particularly important as below this temperature, changes to the body mean the risk of strokes, heart attacks and chest infections increase.

More cloud coverage over other regions, including northern England, means temperatures there will not be as low.

Status Yellow low temperature warning to take effect for Leinster and Connacht this evening

  Status Yellow low temperature warning to take effect for Leinster and Connacht this evening It’s about to get very cold.

Bitterly cold temperatures of -6C are on the way this week following days of heavy downpours. Snow will be most likely over northern hills, but it could fall to lower levels at times, mainly in the north, during “There could be some cold spells in southern and central areas in particular if more settled

The high pressure could also lead to people feeling their ears pop more frequently and easily than normal. Parts of Britain suffered the coldest night of winter so far last night, with forecasters warning the A Mackerel sky over St Mary's lighthouse in Whitley Bay as freezing temperatures hit Britain

The cold overnight temperatures will be offset by generally fine daytime conditions with sunny spells.

There has also been a warning of fog across parts of northwest England and the West Midlands until midnight.

Meanwhile, alongside freezing temperatures, the air pressure reached 1050.5 millibars in Mumbles Head in Wales on Sunday.

This is the highest level since 16 January 1957 when it hit 1050.9 millibars in Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides.

High air pressure could affect television and radio signals, resulting in Freeview viewers possibly missing their favourite programmes.

The high pressure can bend or reflect TV and radio waves, which interferes with the signals sent from transmitters to aerials, a spokesperson for Freeview said.

"Your aerial is not able to pick up the same quality of signal that it normally would. As a result, some viewers may experience a pixelated picture, or in some cases a temporary loss of certain channels," the spokesperson said.

Snow, ice and -8C - UK's mild weather will come to abrupt end tonight .
The UK could get its coldest night this winter - with potential for snow and ice causing travel disruption. © Other Snow and ice is predicted for some parts of the UK Temperatures could plummet to -8C (17.6F) in parts of Scotland overnight.Sky News' weather team says there is a chance the chilliest parts of the country could beat this winter's lowest temperature of -10.3C (13.5F), which was recorded on New Year's Day at Scotland's Tulloch Bridge. © Reuters A chilly breeze is also expected on Monday "Tonight could be the coldest night of winter so far," the team said.

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