Cold weather prompts further health warnings from PHE
Fresh winter health warnings are being sounded by Public Health England after forecasts said next week will see temperatures fall and snow and ice for some.
The Met Office has forecast that temperatures will drop over the weekend and to prepare for a prolonged spell of cold.
Dr Thomas Waite, of PHE’s Extreme Events team, said:
“Cold temperatures, indoors and out, pose real health risks to many and every winter we know that thousands of people get ill and even die following exposure to cold conditions. As forecasters tell us next week temperatures will fall, it’s critical that if you know anyone over 65, with young children or who has heart or lung conditions, that you keep an eye on them and think what help they may need. Staying warm by heating your home to at least 18°C can be crucial to stay well”.