The Met Office and UK Health Security Agency have put out a cold weather alert for all areas of England. Low temperatures and widespread overnight frosts are expected from Sunday, February 5.
People are being urged to stay warm and look out for people most at-risk from cold weather. The alert is in place from 6pm on Sunday, February 5, until 6pm on Tuesday, February 7.
Dr Agostinho Sousa, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at UKHSA, said: "Cold weather can have serious consequences for health, with older people and those with heart or lung conditions particularly at risk. It’s important to check in on family, friends and relatives who are more vulnerable to the cold weather.
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"If you have a pre-existing medical condition or are over the age of 65, it is important to try and heat your home to at least 18C if you can." David Oliver, a Deputy chief forecaster at the Met Office, said: "From Sunday and into early next week an area of high pressure will dominate the UK’s weather.
"This will bring some cold nights with a widespread frost across the country. However, by day temperatures will recover to around mid-single figures, near normal for the time of year."
To assist households, the UKHSA has put together a number of resources, including tips on staying well and warm in winter.
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