Seasonal Guidance

Clearing snow and ice

Power cuts

This page contains useful links which will take you to sites where you can get accurate information about current warnings that are in place in relation to weather and flooding. Some of the links below will give you access to advice on how you can prepare for these events.


  • UK Weather warnings
    (Sponsored by the Met Office with information on winter readiness, fog and how it affects travel, how cold weather affects your health, how to get your property winter ready, keeping your home warm in winter and what to do in a power cut).
  • Cold Weather Alert (Met Office) (November to March)
  • Heat - Health Watch (Met Office) (June to September)
  • Flood Alerts and Warnings (Environment Agency) - Sign up for free to add your own observation.

Winter weather advice

Flooding advice

Heatwaves and drought advice

Preparing for a power cut

  • Keep the UK Power Networks freefone number handy
  • Keep spare batteries for radios and torches – local radio stations often broadcast helpful information
  • Keep an old-fashioned corded phone which you can plug in, as cordless phones won’t work in the event of a power cut
  • Dress warmly in several layers of clothing, stay in one room or even get into bed
  • Take care if using candles, tea-lights and other naked flames
  • Keep fridges and freezers closed, with a blanket over as they will stay cold for many hours
  • Switch off all your electrical equipment, except one light which will let you know when the power comes back on
  • Remember the street lights may also be off so take care if you go out
  • Look out for elderly neighbours; please consider taking them round a flask of hot water or hot food

For power cut enquiries contact UK Power Networks 24 hours a day by: