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The nature of our weather can range from heavy rainfall and snow to extreme heat during the summer months. The potential weather risks in our county is why the Suffolk Resilience Forum has developed a Severe Weather Plan. There are several publications and websites available which provide advice on looking after yourself and others during periods of extreme weather. Click on the links below to find out more.

Health and wellbeing – Met Office


Beat the heat: staying safe in hot weather 

UKHSA / Met Office Heat Health Alerts (the UK Government Heatwave Plan for England is also available via this link)

For more information on heatwaves please see What is a heatwave? – Met Office

Cold weather

Cold weather plan for England – GOV.UK (

Cold Weather Alerts – Met Office 

Dried mud bed and grasses on flood plain of River Alde, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England, Britain

Suffolk County Council Services:

Winter Gritting

Suffolk Highways are responsible for the delivery of these services in Suffolk except for trunk roads, which are the responsibility of National Highways. 

Check which roads are gritted in Suffolk. 

School Closures

Lists the status of schools during severe weather as notified by the head teachers.

Suffolk Gritters

SRF Severe Weather Plan


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