Overall Risk Score: AMBER (14)
General Overview – Severe impacts are possible across the health and social care sector due to forecast weather conditions, including: increased risk of mortality across the whole population with significant mortality observed in older age groups; significant increased demand on all health and social care services; impact on delivery of services due to poor weather conditions and staff access; maintaining indoor temperatures at recommended 18°c may become challenging for some, leading to increased risk of vulnerable people; national critical infrastructure failures – generators, power outages, gas supplies etc.
AMBER Cold-Health Alert – (Enhanced cold weather response) has been extended for the South East and is in effect between 14/01/2024 at 12:00 and 20/01/2024 at 12:00.
Please access the Weather-Health Alert Dashboard for more information on the National Weather Overview: click here
Please note that the Met Office may issue National Severe Weather Warnings (e.g. snow and ice) with short notice that you need to be aware of, so you can take appropriate action to prepare for. Click on the following link to access the Met Office National Severe Weather Warning Service