With temperatures dropping, some people are more at risk of heart attacks, strokes, the flu, pneumonia, falls and hypothermia, medics are warning.

Paramedics at South Western Ambulance Service are reminding people to care this week as another yellow weather warning has been issued.

The trust is warning that some people are more at risk to cold weather when temperatures drop to below 8 degrees.

Temperatures are not expected to go exceed six degrees this week.

A spokesperson for SWAS said: "The Trust sees an increase in cases of slips, trips and falls during icy conditions as well as an increase of road traffic collisions due to black ice and people driving too fast in the cold weather.

"If you do need to go out, try and wear the appropriate footwear and warm clothing and make sure you take care and respect the roads.

"It is also time to stock up on any prescription medicines and visit your pharmacy so you can self-medicate.

"Look in on your vulnerable neighbours and relatives to check they are safe, warm and have enough food.

"NHS guidelines suggest that if you are 65 or over, or have a health condition, such as heart or lung disease it is best to heat your home to at least 18C."