UK Health Security Extends Amber Alert As Rare 48-hour Freezing Conditions Expected

UK Health Security Extends Amber Alert As Rare 48-hour Freezing Conditions Expected

Temps have sure been a bit nippy recently. There have been a few times when we’ve stared at that thermostat in our big coats wondering maybe putting on the heating for a little while if Yorkshire father will let us have a blast of warmth.

And, it looks like temperatures are set to plunge again next month along with a dumping of snow making you reach for your hat and scarf.

Spring is around the corner with February being quite a short month, but there are some blizzard-like conditions on the way with temperatures set to dip as low as -8C in parts of the UK.

Photo by Tim Smith.

There has been an amber weather alert extended for the fourth time as frost and ice are forecast for the rest of the week. The Met Office, the UK Health Security Agency said the amber alert will stay in place until 12 pm on Saturday 28th Feb.

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Expect nightly frosts over the weekend with Friday and Saturday nights being especially nippy.

Dr Agostinho Sousa, head of extreme events and health protection at UKHSA, said: “Cold weather can have a serious impact on health, particularly older people and those with pre-existing health conditions, as it increases the risks of heart attacks, strokes and chest infections.

“During this period, it is important to check in on family, friends and relatives who may be more vulnerable to the cold weather. If you have a pre-existing medical condition or are over the age of 65, it is important to try and heat your home to at least 18C if you can.”

Frost is set to develop inland in parts of Yorkshire overnight with showers expected.

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