Hot weather and heatwave are another form of severe weather and advice regarding this is to be found along with other forms of severe weather below.
Special consideration should be given to the vulnerable, including the young and elderly, in all conditions of severe weather.
The good news is that modern forecasting techniques are much more effective than ever before at giving a clear idea of forthcoming severe weather. The Meteorological Office issue severe weather warnings which are widely shared with the public and professional partners through the media and via their excellent website.
What to do in severe weather?Follow the guidance on what to do in the event of severe weather provided by the Meteorological Office, follow the links below:
- Severe gales
- Heavy rain (also see our Flooding section)
- Heavy snow and icy roads
- Thunderstorms and lightning
- Heat and sun (also see our Health section)
- Dense fog
Travel conditions and information during severe weather are provided below:
Items you might like to consider for a Car Kit:
- First Aid Kit
- Mobile Phone Charger
- Jump Leads
- Ice Scraper
- Spare Clothes
- Spare Bulbs and Fuses
- High Visibility Jacket
- Reflective Warning Triangle
- Spare Fuel Container
- High Energy Food
You could keep a box of kit in your garage and check and carry items with you appropriate to the season / warnings in place.
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