RESIDENTS are being urged to check in on loved ones after a warning for cold weather across Bradford was upgraded.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has upgraded a cold weather alert from yellow to amber across Yorkshire, lasting until Friday (January 19).

It comes as daytime temperatures today in Bradford are set to reach just two degrees Celsius, according to the Met Office.

On Wednesday, the maximum daytime temperature in Bradford is forecast to be 0  degrees Celsius.

Dr Agostinho Sousa, head of extreme events and health protection at UKHSA, said: "The temperatures can rapidly have a serious impact on the health of those over the age of 65 and those with pre-existing health conditions as it increases the risk of heart attacks, strokes and chest infections.

"It is therefore vital to check in on friends, family and neighbours."

Dogs can also be affected by extreme cold weather, putting them at risk of hypothermia.

Weather warning for Bradford district

Meanwhile, a Met Office warning for possible snow and ice in West Yorkshire is in place throughout today.

A Bradford Council spokesperson said: "It's forecast to be particularly cold over the next few days.

"Drivers will patrol the district monitoring and gritting when and where needed.

"Our cold weather provision for homeless is open and outreach workers will be out.

"If you're worried about anyone sleeping rough in the district use to help connect them to local services. Longer term support is also available.

"A network of warm spaces where people can gather for free in a safe, friendly place and enjoy a hot drink and some company, are open to everyone.

"Information about warm spaces can be found at"