Severe weather

Extreme weather conditions may occur at any time of the year and can range from heat waves to snow fall and icy conditions.
It is important to be aware that during these periods of extreme weather.
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Severe weather warnings

The Met Office gives advice on what to do in severe weather, what disruption and problems to expect during severe weather conditions and advice on how to deal with the impacts.


Cold weather

You can find Met Office advice on getting ready for winter, including looking after your health, protecting your home and precautions to take when travelling during the winter. 
Newham operates a Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) to provide emergency accommodation to rough sleepers to prevent deaths on the streets caused by extreme weather conditions. 

The SWEP is activated when the Met Office predicts one night of temperatures below 0 degrees anywhere in London. 
​​Find out about homelessness prevention and advice​ including what to do if you're concerned about someone who is rough sleeping

Heavy rain

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