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Cold weather warning

Cold Weather Alert Level-3, 18:00hrs Wednesday 7th December – 09:00hrs Monday 12th December.

The Met Office has released a Cold Weather Alert Level-3, in effect from 18:00hrs Wednesday 7th December – 09:00hrs Monday 12th December. This may be extended as the cold conditions currently look to continue further into next week. 

  • Conditions are expected to turn rather cold by mid-week as air from the Arctic spreads south across the country.
  • Very cold nights are expected, with widespread frosts and potentially severe frosts.
  • Daytime temperatures persisting near or just above freezing, with overnight temperatures continuing to trend downwards.
  • Wintry showers in some coastal areas may push inland at times, bringing a risk of icy patches  

Further information and guidance is available online:

Please keep an eye on the forecasts over the next week.

In light of this warning, please check any road salt bins near your home, if they need topping up (empty or half full) please contact Oxfordshire County Council.

You can also find more information in the OCC Snow Guide.