Cold weather alert issued by Public Health England (20-01-2020)

A frosty start to Monday with localised patches of fog, some of which may be slow to clear. Otherwise, it will be fine and dry with plenty of sunshine. Temperatures staying on the chilly side, especially where the fog lingers. Maximum temperature 7 °C.

Tonight (Monday 20th January 2020)

It looks to be clear and frosty for a while tonight, but with widespread fog and freezing fog developing through the early hours. Turning frosty under the clear skies. Minimum temperature -4 °C.

Tuesday (21st January 2020)

Tuesday should be a dry and mostly bright day with a good deal of afternoon sunshine once any fog lifts. Feeling cold, especially where the fog is slow to clear. Maximum temperature 5 °C.

Public Health England have issued health warnings due to the current cold weather. 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.

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