A Level 3 Cold Weather Alert Issued 

There is a 90% probability of severe cold weather and locally heavy snow between 2100 on Friday 16 Mar and 0900 on Tuesday 20 Mar in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and could disrupt the delivery of services.

An alert has been issued covering;

Yorkshire and the Humber                90 %                Becoming much colder from Friday onwards, with

any rain later Friday turning to snow, especially

across the Pennines. Very low temperatures and a

chance of scattered snow showers Saturday

onwards, then becoming less cold on Monday.


Please refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and your Trust’s emergency plan for appropriate preventive action: Cold Weather Plan and Associated Documents including an ‘easy read’ version.


Please refer to the national Heatwave Plan and your Trust’s emergency plan for appropriate preventive action: Heatwave Plan and Associated Documents 

Ensure any local plans and procedures are activated; for example do frontline staff have the latest intervention / wellbeing checklists.

An update will be issued when the alert level changes in any region. Alerts are issued once a day by 0900 if required and are not subject to amendment in between standard issue times. Note that the details of the forecast weather are valid at the time of issue but may change over the period that an alert remains in force. These details will not be updated here unless the alert level also changes, the latest forecast details can be obtained at the following link: