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Severe Weather Warning: Level 3 for Thursday and the weekend

Wednesday 6th December, 2017

A Severe Weather Warning has been issued with a Level 3 Cold Weather Alert for the South East.

This means that arctic air is expected from 6pm on Thursday and lasting the weekend.

There will be cold temperatures day and night with significant wind chill, and some snow showers are possible.

Cold weather increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes, lung illnesses, flu and other diseases, and people slip and fall in the snow or ice, sometimes suffering serious injuries.

Do you know how to stay warm and stay well this winter?

Read our simple tips and help, and find out where to go if you need NHS help and support over the weekend.

If you know or look after someone you may be susceptible to the effects of this cold weather period please help make sure that they stay warm and well and check in advance that they are prepared for this cold spell.

  • Stay tuned in to weather forecasts
  • Check and maintain daytime room temperatures of 21C
  • Check bedroom night time temperatures and maintain it at 18C or warmer
  • Keep warm and active and if you have to go out dress warmly and wear non slip shoes.
  • If you are concerned about your own health or welfare or that of others please alert the emergency services. 

How to contact the communications team

You can reach our communication team by:

  • Calling – 01903 707447
  • Emailing – contactus.coastal@nhs.net
  • Writing to – Communications Team, NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG, 1 The Causeway, Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex, BN12 6BT