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The Bank of England is on the route of the London Winter Run on 31 January.

London Prepared Update

29 January 2016

London Winter Run

This 10k charity fundraising race takes place this Sunday 31 January, starting in Trafalgar Square going towards the Guildhall and Bank of England and back.    There will be some road closures during the day, and the advice is that Tube and rail are the best ways to travel.  

 

Supporting Syria Conference

Our colleagues have been sharing information about the large, international conference in central London on 4 February 2016. 

There may be some disruption to traffic in parts of Central London around the time of the conference, so check the TfL website to see if any public transport services are affected at that time.  https://tfl.gov.uk/

 

Winter weather

Some other parts of the country have experienced adverse weather conditions like heavy rain, which has resulted in floods in some areas. The Met Office has advised that #StormGertrude is currently making its way across parts of the UK today.  Fortunately, the London area has not been seriously affected.  There is a Met Office Yellow (Be Aware) Warning of Rain in place for the counties immediately south of London like Kent and Surrey. 

As we are still in the winter season, it’s worth checking how to prepare for poor weather conditions.  The Met Office advice is to check your  local weather forecast check your local weather forecast, keep up to date with the latest warnings and get information from a Met Office mobile apps if you are out and about to always stay up to date.  For more hints on staying safe at this time of year, visit Get Ready For Winter.

 

Weather forecast

The forecast is for wind, rain and cold temperatures across the London area for the next few days. 

There are currently no weather alerts or warnings in force for London. View all weather Alerts and Warnings on the Met Office website.

 

Flood alerts and warnings update

There are no flood alerts or warnings in currently in place for the London area.  The Live EA Flood Warnings Map has up to date information on river and tidal flooding.

 

Air Pollution

Air pollution levels are forecast to be Low.

 

Transport

This weekend, there will be planned part closures on the Central line and planned part closures on the London Overground.

On Sunday 31 January, the London Winter Run will cause some road closures in central London.

 

Health

Public Health England is advising pregnant women and women considering becoming pregnant to consider delaying travel to countries with outbreaks of the Zika virus.  The virus is spread by mosquito bites and can cause abnormal brain development in babies.  Currently the region affected by the outbreak is Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

 

Terrorist Threat Levels

The threat levels are unchanged

  • International terrorism – Severe (an attack is highly likely).
  • Northern Ireland related terrorism to Great Britain – Moderate (an attack is possible but not likely).
     

Talk To Us

For more information about how London is preparing for emergencies, as well as useful advice on steps that you can take to protect yourself follow @LDN_prepared on twitter.

Susan, London Resilience Officer