The Met Office has issued a Level 2 cold weather alert across Yorkshire and Humber, the North East and the North West
In line with the Cold Weather Plan for England, which was launched 15 October 2015, The Met Office has issued a Level 2 cold weather alert across northern England today (19 November 2015). This means there is a forecast in which there is at least a 60% chance of severe weather, with average temperatures to drop to 2°C or below – the alert covers the period from Friday evening until Monday morning – http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings/#?tab=map&map=Warnings&zoom=5&lon=-3.50&lat=55.50&fcTime=1447891200
Severe cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young or very old or those with chronic disease. Advice on how to reduce the risk either for yourself or somebody you know can be obtained from the winter health pages at NHS Choices – http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/winterhealth/Pages/Winterhealthhome.aspx – or from your local chemist. Alternatively, if you have any concerns about your health or that of somebody you know, you can also call NHS 111.
Details of the cold weather plan can be found here – https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/cold-weather-plan-for-england whilst advice from The Met Office about cold weather can be found at the following link http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/get-ready-for-winter