Met Office level 2 cold weather alert


The Met Office has issued a level 2 cold weather alert for the West Midlands.

The 'yellow warning' predicts a 70% probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions, and/or heavy snow between 18:00 on Sunday 15 January and 09:00 on Thursday 19 January.

The Met Office has issued 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 the Council's ‘Here2Help this Winter’ booklet.

For the latest information on the alerts and forecast, including how long the alert is expected to remain in place, please visit the Met Office website.