Climate change and weather

Further industrial action and Storm Katie

31 March 2016

Industrial action

BMA Junior Doctor’s Strike

  • 06 to 08 April 2016

Emergency care only between 8am on Wednesday 6 April and 8am on Friday 8 April (48 hours)

  • 26 and 27 April 2016

Full withdrawal of labour between the hours of 8am and 5pm on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 April (18 hours in total)

Latest information on BMA website

 

RMT Piccadilly Line Strike

  • 19 to 20 April 2016

    From 12:00 to 11:59

  • 21 to 22 April 2016

    From 12:00 to 11:59

Latest information on TfL website

 

Storm Katie

Storm Katie hit southern England on Sunday night/Monday morning with wind speeds of up to 50 mph with the BBC reporting more than 100 flights diverted or cancelled at Gatwick and Heathrow airports. The storm also impacted the rail and power networks and saw heavy rain across the UK. London partners were involved, but no formal multi-agency coordination was required.

The Met Office have produced their own blog, containing more information.

 

Weather and flooding

Met Office

The weather outlook for Easter weekend is for mainly dry, cloudy weather. For a detailed weekend weather forecast, see the Met Office website

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

 

Environment Agency

There are currently no flood alerts or warnings in force for London.

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.

Here is another City Hall blog that may be of interest: Working together to improve London’s air

 

Health

NHS advice if the planned junior doctors industrial action goes ahead

Our colleagues in the National Health Service continue to plan for proposed industrial action by Junior doctors. If the next period of industrial action happens as planned from 0800 Wed 06 April – 0800 Fri 08 April, NHS advice to patients is that your hospital will contact you if they need to rearrange any planned operation, outpatient appointment or medical procedures.

 

Transport

There are planned closures on the Central line and London Overground as well as service changes (until Sunday) on London Trams. For full details of all Transport for London services, see the TfL website.

You can see the latest travel advice from London Heathrow and London City Airport here.

There are planned engineering works on parts of the Network Rail infrastructure. Details of the planned works and the rail replacement services are here on the National Rail website.

 

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.

Tom, London Resilience Officer