Sunday, March 24th 2013, 6:08 PM EDT
Issued at: 0841 on Sun 24 Mar 2013
There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather and icy conditions between 1500 on Sunday and 0800 on Thursday 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.
This is an extension and update to the existing level 3. Cold easterly winds will persist through the coming week with bitterly cold conditions. With lying snow and partial snow melt during the day icy conditions are likely. Today's light snow in central areas will die away, but a few mainly light wintry flurries will persist near the east coast through the coming week.