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Snow and ice forecast for Birmingham and Solihull

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Birmingham and Solihull this week, with snow and icy temperatures expected.

Advice has been issued for people to keep their homes warmed to 18 degrees centigrade where possible, have plenty of warm drinks and food, and wrap up warm when going out in the cold. Those who have long-term health conditions, including heart, kidney and breathing problems, are advised to take extra care as it gets colder.

People are also asked to check in on an elderly neighbours and relatives who may become stuck, and struggle to keep warm as temperatures drop.

Dr Sonia Ashraf, a local GP, said “It is important to take some extra precautions in the cold weather, so that you don’t become unwell.

“Drinking hot drinks, warming the house and having a hot water bottle are some simple but effective ways to make sure that you keep up your body temperature, which is especially important if you are over-65, or have a long-term health condition.

“It is also best to try and avoid going out in the snow where possible, as falls and injuries are more common, but if you do, take care to wear layers and sensible footwear.”

For more help and advice on staying well in the cold, click here, and to keep up to date with the weather, visit the Met Office website.

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