Get ready for winter

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    Get Ready for Winter is a partnership to help individuals, families and communities to prepare for winter and offer advice on what to do during severe weather.

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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.