Haswell Parish Council would like to inform all parishioners of the severe cold weather alert issued for the next few days and by the Met Office. This includes forthcoming weather predictions for the rest of this week (Week Beginning 26th feb 2018).
Snow showers are likely Monday onward with some accumulations. Significant wind chill at times.
Cold weather is currently established across the country with widespread overnight frosts. However colder conditions are expected to extend westwards across England during the weekend bringing a significant, and prolonged period of wintry weather. Whilst temperatures are likely to recover slightly by day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with some sunshine, there will be a notable wind chill, especially in the southeast.
During Monday and Tuesday, snow showers are expected to move into eastern areas, before spreading westwards across England. These have the potential to align into bands, bringing some significant accumulations. Not everyone will see snowfall, however 5-10cm is possible where showers do line up, with the greatest risk across eastern and southeastern counties. These will also be accompanied by bitterly cold temperatures, and a significant wind chill.
These cold, wintery conditions are then expected to continue Wednesday, and likely beyond, however confidence is low regarding any details at this stage.
Please ensure that any vulnerable or older people in your family or care during the period of this cold weather are made alert.