Cold Weather Alert - Level 3 (Take Action)

The Met Office has issued a LEVEL THREE cold weather alert affecting the Berkshire area between:

  • 1500 on Wednesday 8 February and
  • 0900 on Monday 13 February 2017

A level three alert means everyone should TAKE ACTION because:

  • There 90% chance that average daily temperature is likely to be around or fall below 2 degrees Celsius for atleast 48 hours

This alert is for all people in the area but will be particularly relevant to people who:

  • Have a long term health condition
  • Are over the age of 65
  • Have a disability
  • Are on a lower income

Be aware that it is likely that:

  • there will be a low daytime temperatures and sharp frost overnight
  • scattered light sleet and snow showers
  • significant wind chill developing as easterly winds strengthen

In the event that Council services become affected or disrupted by bad weather please refer to the Council website for further information. Please also tune into local radio for additional updates.  For any information on school closures please visit the relevant school website.

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