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Cold Weather

Cold weather can make some health problems worse and lead to other health risks.

Cold weather can lead to hypothermia, falls and injuries, heart attacks, strokes, respiratory diseases and flu, mental health problems (such as depression and anxiety) and carbon monoxide poisoning from poorly maintained and/or poorly ventilated boilers, cooking and heating appliances.


Cold-related illnesses and severe cold weather can put pressure on hospitals, emergency departments and GP surgeries.