About Get Ready for Winter
‘Get Ready for Winter’ is a campaign run and implemented by the Met Office on behalf of Cabinet Office.
Get Ready for Winter joins up messages from Government and voluntary sector partners to encourage individuals, families and communities to think about winter preparations they can make to help them stay warm, healthy and safe.
Members of the public visiting the Met Office website for the latest weather forecast are able to access up-to-date expert advice from carefully selected organisations to ensure they can prepare for and respond to the weather, to stay safe and protect their property.
Get involved with Get Ready for Winter
You can help spread the message of Get Ready for Winter by sharing our advice through your social media channels, website, or at any groups you may be part of. We use the following hashtags for social media:
- Winter planning content will use the #winterready hashtag.
- Severe weather warning content will use the #weatheraware hashtag.
For resilience practitioners, we have promotional material available to download.
Get Ready for Winter partners
We work with the following organisations to help reach the public with advice for preparing for winter.
- Age UK
- British Red Cross
- Cabinet Office
- Environment Agency (EA)
- Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
- Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra)
- Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
- Department for Transport (DfT)
- Highways England
- St John Ambulance
- National Flood Forum
- Public Health England (PHE)
- Public Health Wales
- Ready Scotland
- Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI)
- Royal Voluntary Service
- Salvation Army
- Welsh Government
We also feature advice from external experts
Scottish Government's Ready for Winter campaign
The Ready Scotland campaign looks to encourage individuals, families, communities and businesses to think about what they can do to prepare for unexpected events and how to react should they happen. The campaign is co-ordinated by the Scottish Government. A key focus of the campaign is promoting key actions in getting ready for winter. Visit readyscotland.org for information on how taking a little time to prepare for winter now can save you a lot of trouble later.
Northern Ireland's information from NI Direct
NI Direct Government Services provide information about taking care in winter.