Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 8:41 AM EDT
Issued at: 0829 on Tue 19 Mar 2013
There is a 70% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/snow between 0800 on Tuesday and 0600 on Saturday in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Please refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and your Trust's emergency plan for appropriate preventive action.
Throughout the period temperatures will be close to a mean of 2C over a 48 hour period, especially across northern England, but with the East of England and the Midlands increasingly at risk later in the week. Occasional snow will occur across parts of northeast England from today until Wednesday night. In addition, from Thursday night and on through Friday there is once again a risk of more prolonged rain, sleet and snow spreading from the southwest, with northern England most at risk from significant snow during this event.