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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.

We also feature advice from external experts

The Scottish Government's 'Ready Scotland' campaign

The Ready Scotland campaign encourages individuals, families, communities and businesses to think about what they can do to prepare for unexpected events, all year round. You can do this by keeping informed, being ready at home, on the road and at work; and  thinking of others in your community. The campaign is co-ordinated by the Scottish Government. Visit for information on how taking a little time to prepare now can save you a lot of trouble later.

Northern Ireland's information from NI Direct

NI Direct Government Services provide winter help and advice for Northern Ireland.