Britain’s Deep Freeze
Posted on 2nd February 2012
Britain to expect significant snowfall this weekend.
Netweather has issued a weather warning today as numerous regions throughout the UK are expected to see significant snowfall.
This weekend it is forecast that parts of The Midlands, and eastern England, including London and the South East will be affected by snow.
The snow warning has been issued after Brits have experienced bitterly cold weather over the last few days – with daytime temperatures plummeting five degrees lower than the average for February.
The forecaster issued its first country-wide Level 3 Cold Weather Alert of the winter - the second most serious. The only higher alert is Level 4, which sees normally healthy people at risk from the cold.
The level 3 cold weather alert has roused concern over the health and safely of the elderly. Michelle Mitchell, charity director at Age UK exclaims “the winter can be a dangerous time for older people. Low temperatures raise blood pressure, which puts people at a greater risk of heart attacks and strokes, as well as increasing the likelihood and severity of flu and other respiratory problems.”
In addition to health concerns, the freezing conditions are predicted to cause travel disruption as well as further domestic disturbance if preventions have not been put in place.