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WATCH: Cold weather alert goes out for Cornwall

WATCH: Cold weather alert goes out for Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 12:12pm 4th January 2019. (Updated at 12:20pm 4th January 2019)

A cold weather alert has gone out for Cornwall as temperatures are set to drop.

The Met Office says the Duchy is on a level 2 - which means people should be alert and ready.

Forecasters say there is a 60% chance of severe cold weather across the weekend.

There is a warning that prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases.

"There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather between 3pm on Thursday 3rd January and midnight on Sunday 6th January in parts of England.

"This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.

"Please refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and your Trust's emergency plan for appropriate preventive action.

"Generally cold across the UK, with widespread frost and patches of freezing fog across the West Midlands, Central Southern England, Southwest England, and perhaps Northeast England.

"Increased cloud across the Northwest has reduced the risk of reaching cold weather criteria there.

"Milder conditions developing across England over the weekend."

Met Office

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