Met Office issue a Level 3 cold weather alert


The Cold Weather Alert level in the West Midlands is now at Level 3.

The Met Office, in conjunction with UKHSA, is issuing the following severe cold weather advice:

Make sure that you stay warm. If going outside, make sure you dress appropriately. If indoors, make sure that you keep your heating to the right temperature; heating your home to at least 18°C in winter poses minimal risk to your health when you are wearing suitable clothing.

If there is anyone you know who might be at special risk, for example, an older person living on their own, make sure they know what to do to stay warm and are well stocked with food and medications. If you are worried about your health or that of somebody you know, ring NHS 111.

There is also useful information in Solihull’s ‘Here2Help this Winter’ booklet: