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Current alert level: Level 1 - Winter Preparedness and Action in one or more regions of England

Issued at: Friday 1 November 2013 at 06:00

Temperatures/weather conditions are not expected to exceed Cold Weather Alert threshold criteria in any region from 01/11/2013 06:00:00 until further notice.

A Cold Weather Alert service operates in England from 1 November to 31 March every year, in association with the Department of Health.

The Cold Weather Alert service comprises four levels of response based on cold weather thresholds. The thresholds have been developed to trigger an alert when severe cold weather is likely to significantly affect people’s health. The alerts take account of temperature along with other winter weather threats such as ice and snow.

A range of important information can be found at the Get ready for winter website.

Guide to alert levels

More information about staying healthy throughout winter

Get ready for winter

Cold weather and your health

Winter health - Live well

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