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Met Office issues weather warning

Arctic winds are expected to bring severe weather conditions to the area, The Met Office warned as it urged residents to take caution.

The icy blast is expected to reach Southeast England by about 6pm on Thursday, 7 December, with some snow showers also likely.

Residents are advised to dress warmly, wear shoes with good grip if heading outside, and to keep an eye out for vulnerable people.

Runnymede Borough Council's Community Services department has also issued its own winter advice booklets that can be ordered for delivery.

Chris Hunt, head of community development, said: " With the cold weather warning now on a Level-3 alert keep in mind your elderly neighbours this weekend.

"Fill out our quick online form and have a Stay Well This Winter booklet delivered straight to their door.

The Level-3 alert was issued after the Met Office predicted a 90 per cent probability of severe cold weather or icy conditions and heavy snow falling between Thursday, 7 December, and 6am, Wednesday, 13 December.

The Arctic air is expected to give a significant chill factor and experts said it could last well into next week.

The Met Office also advised residents to clear drive and pathways to prevent accidents,  keep homes heated to at least 18C, and ensure there is plenty of warm food and drinks to keep warm.

For details on how to stay warm and help available to elderly residents use our Stay Well This Winter form.

Alternatively visit the NHS campaign site.

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