Met Office issues arctic blast warning: Expert reveals EXACT temperature you should set thermostat

Some parts of the UK are likely to experience wintry conditions.
Some parts of the UK are likely to experience wintry conditions.

A cold week is in the offing for the UK as the risk of snow and ice looms

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A cold week is in the offing for the UK as the risk of snow and ice looms, the Met Office has warned.

Temperatures are due to plummet, with a health expert advising people to make sure their homes are heated to a certain temperature.

Temperatures are due to plummet across Britain.
Temperatures are due to plummet across Britain.

From the evening of Wednesday, December 7 to Monday, December 12, a Level 3 Cold Weather Alert for all parts of England will be in place from the UK Health Security Agency.

Temperatures will begin to drop dramatically with many parts of the UK due to experience freezings temperatures.

Some sunny spells are expected, however, as cold air from the arctic moves in.

Dr Agostinho Sousa, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at UKHSA, said: “Cold weather can have serious consequences for health, and older people and those with heart or lung conditions can be particularly at risk.

Dr Agostinho Sousa has warned about the potential consequences of cold weather.
Dr Agostinho Sousa has warned about the potential consequences of cold weather.

“If you have a pre-existing medical condition, you should heat your home to a temperature that is comfortable for you.

"In rooms you mostly use such as the living room or bedroom, try to heat them to at least 18°C if you can. Keep your bedroom windows closed at night.

“Wearing several layers of clothing will keep you warmer than one thicker layer”, he told The Guardian.