Met Office Amber Cold Weather Warning

Information and advice from West Sussex County Council about the Met Office Amber Cold Weather Warning.

There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather between12:00 today 8th January and 2100 on Friday 12th January 12:00 for the south-east of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.

Cold weather can affect your health. The people most likely to be affected are the elderly, the very young, and people with pre-existing medical conditions.

If you know or look after someone that may be susceptible to the effects of this cold weather period please help make sure that they stay warm and well, and if possible check in advance that they are prepared for this cold spell.

Stay tuned in to weather forecasts
Check room temperatures and maintain it at 18C or warmer
Keep warm and active and if you have to go out dress warmly and wear non slip shoes.
If you are concerned about your own health or welfare or that of others please alert the emergency services.