A cold weather alert has been issued by the Met Office, and NHS England. The alert lasts until 0600 on Monday 30th November.
The cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.
A spokesperson from the Met Office said: "High pressure over the UK will lead to an increased likelihood of lower temperatures, perhaps lasting until Monday.
"The centre for the cold weather is expected to be across Northern England, in particular higher ground. Locally persistent fog may also play a role in reducing daytime maximum temperatures, especially in Northeast England, but there remains some uncertainly on this and therefore the risk reduces slightly through Sunday."
The cold weather alert is issued primarily for social and healthcare services who will be working to ensure readiness and swift action to reduce harm from a potential period of cold weather.
Prolonged periods of cold weather can be dangerous, especially for older people, those with underlying health conditions, and young children. If you’re able, ask if your friends, family or neighbours need any support. Stock up foods and medicines so you don’t have to go out too much when it’s cold or icy. When indoors, stay warm, heat homes to at least 18°C, and keep up-to-date with the weather forecast. If you want more information about how cold weather can affect your health please visit the NHS website. If you are concerned about your health or somebody you care for, advice can be obtained from NHS Winter Health, NHS or your local pharmacist.