Get ready for winter

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Get ready for winter

  • Help communities

    There are practical steps you can take to support your community in preparing for winter weather.

  • Keep warm, keep well

    There are some practical steps that you can take to help keep you warm and healthy throughout the winter months.

  • Protect my home

    There are certain practical steps that you can take to protect your home from winter weather.

  • Travel

    Preparing for the impacts of severe weather on road, rail and air travel is not just the responsibility of the transport operators. We can all help to make their job easier when winter does its worst.

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Plan ahead to make sure you're prepared for the challenges of winter weather

Winter can bring all sorts of challenges so it's good to be prepared. You'll need to prepare your home for cold weather, storms, or perhaps even flooding. You can also help your neighbours and community to plan ahead for snow and ice and flooding.

And it's not only your home and property you'll need to protect, if you have a business this needs some consideration too. We have lots of tips for businesses in severe weather.

You'll need to look after your health and the health of those around you. We have useful advice for keeping yourself and your home warm, keeping well in winter aswell as health advice for older people in winter.

Please note, we'll be updating Get ready for winter ahead of winter 2016-17.

National Severe Weather Warnings

We warn the public and emergency responders of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause danger to life or widespread disruption through our National Severe Weather Warning Service.

We issue warnings for rain, snow, wind, fog and ice. These warnings will be given a colour depending on a combination of both the likelihood of the event happening and the impact the conditions may have.

What is the National Severe Weather Warning Service?
The purpose of the National Severe Weather Warning Service is to warn the public and emergency responders of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause danger to life or widespread disruption.