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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Cold Weather


This section will be updated with any specific weather alerts as they arise.

You can find the latest forecast details at the Metoffice

Advice: Prolonged periods of cold weather or extreme heat can be dangerous, especially for the very young, very old or those with chronic diseases.


Get ready for winter

Winter conditions can be seriously bad for our health, especially for people aged 65 or over, and people with long-term conditions. We want to help protect you and those you care for.

Winter health advice

Cold weather doesn't have to go hand in hand with illness. Here are some simple things you can do to help yourself stay well this winter.

  • Keep warm – this may help prevent colds, flu or more serious health conditions such as heart attacks, strokes and pneumonia.
  • Eat well – food gives you energy, which helps to keep you warm. So, try to have regular hot meals and drinks throughout the day.
  • Get a flu jab – flu vaccination is offered free of charge to people who are at risk, pregnant women, carers and some young children to ensure that they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications. Don’t put it off get your flu jab straight away.

For more information please visit the Staywell website.

If you are concerned about your health or somebody you care for, advice can be obtained from the NHS, NHS 111 or your local pharmacist. 

The Council also runs the Warm Homes Healthy People Scheme across the Borough to give support to people whose health makes them vulnerable to cold weather.