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YELLOW COLD WEATHER ALERT REMAINS IN PLACE

islandvisionsfrostA yellow cold weather alert issued by the Met Office remains in place today (Monday) suggesting Islanders remain alert and in a state of readiness.

Although the Isle of Wight was one of the warmest locations in the country last night, the temperature was barely 1c and led to wide-spread ice and frost across the garden isle.

The featured photograph, taken by Jamie Russell of Island Visions Photography, shows the wintery scene in the skies above Godshill this morning.

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The alert is an important stage for social and healthcare services who should be working to ensure readiness and swift action to reduce harm from a potential period of cold weather.

Prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases. The Met Office is warning that temperatures will stay low with frosts/risk freezing fog patches and low daytime temperatures.

For more information about how cold weather can affect your health visit www.nhs.uk. If you are concerned about your health or somebody you care for, advice can be obtained from www.nhs.uk/winterhealth, NHS 111 or your local pharmacist.

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