Resident Wapping meteorologist Simon Cardy (aka @Weather_King) has taken the unusual step of warning of extreme weather to hit Wapping next week.
Ladies & Gents, I rarely exaggerate but I have to stress how extreme the weather patterns are looking for the next week or so. We must make an effort to check on our vulnerable people. Farmers & gardeners should also prepare for the coldest week of the winter.— Simon Cardy (@weather_king) February 22, 2018
Simon has many years experience as a professional meteorologist and currently specialises in weather impacts for the energy industry – so he knows what he is talking about.
Many thanks to Simon for the warning.
We believe other parts of London may be affected by the severe weather, let’s hope their communities have someone with Simon’s skills too.
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Elderly, young children and the sick at risk
Dr Thomas Waite, of Public Health England’s Extreme Events team, said: “With the days feeling a little longer and lighter it can be easy to forget that cold weather can still kill.
“Over 65s, those with conditions like heart and lung diseases and young children, are all at particular risk in cold weather as their bodies struggle to cope when temperatures fall.
So before it gets cold check on friends, family and neighbours, who may be at risk and make sure they’re heating homes to at least 18C.
Remember keeping warm will help keep you well.”