Cold Weather warning issued for Islanders

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Island residents are being reminded of key advice for cold weather following a Met Office forecast for this week.

For the south east of England, including the Island, the Met Office is indicating a 90 per cent probability of severe cold weather from today up until Friday 1 February in parts of England.

There may be widespread frost and occasional wintry showers. Some snowfall and ice is possible in places and there may be significant wind-chill at times in strong winds. With regards to the snow forecast, although a yellow warning of snow has been issued for the South East by the Met Office the affected area does not include the Island so far. We will update if that changes.

The weather may increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.

Important guidance and tips on preparing for and what to do in cold weather can be found at: https://www.iwight.com/Council/OtherServices/Winter-Weather-Advice/Cold-Weather-Alert1

You can check the latest forecast details at the following link:
https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/#?tab=map


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