The Met Office has issued a Cold Weather Alert for our region

keep warm keep wellOlder people need to be aware that there is a strong chance of temperatures falling below 2°C until Friday 26th February, so please make you have you need to keep warm and well.  

Coldest temperatures will develop first in the North where there is a high risk of snow showers, particularly over hills, and overnight frosts.

 

 

Please make sure you have everything you need to keep warm and well.

As you get older it takes longer to warm up which can be bad for your health. The cold thickens blood and increases blood pressure, and breathing in cold air can increase the risk of chest infections.

The ideal temperature for a bedroom is 64°F (18°C) and 70°F (21°C) for a living room. We advise older people to check their thermostat or use a room thermometer to monitor temperature, and keep their bedroom windows shut on a winter’s night.

More detailed forecasts for individual regions can be found on the Met Office website

If you live in County Durham visit our Age UK County Durham website for more information

Click here to download a useful leaflet

 

 

About age uk county durham

Age UK County Durham is a small independent charity based in North East England. Our mission is to promote the well-being of all older people and to help make life a fulfilling and enjoyable experience.
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