It’s going to get cold this weekend, instigating a level three weather warning from the Met Office, the second highest warning possible.

Tonight temperatures could drop as low as -10C in many parts of the UK.

The alert is also passed on to Age UK as part of the government’s cold weather planning strategy, as older people are at risk during cold periods of weather such as this.¬†Michelle Mitchell, director of Age UK, said: “It may have been relatively mild so far this year but the winter can be a dangerous time for older people.¬†Low temperatures raise blood pressure, which puts people at a greater risk of heart attacks and strokes, as well as increasing the likelihood and severity of flu and other respiratory problems.”

A warm front is set to come next week however, which will raise temperatures slightly, but it will still be seasonally chilly and could cause snow.

If we think that it is getting cold here though, think about those in other parts of Europe, such as Italy and Northern Greece, where temperatures are at a chilly -16C!