A drop in temperature across parts of Northern Ireland has triggered the first of this winter's Cold Weather Payments.
Cold Weather Payments will be paid to people who qualify for the payment in postcode areas covered by the Met Office's Katesbridge weather station.
The postcode areas affected are BT24, BT25, BT26 and BT30, BT31, BT32, BT33 and BT34. Only those qualifying customers living in these postcode areas will receive the Pound 25 payment. The payments will be made automatically and there is no need to make a claim. Customers can expect to receive their payment by Wednesday 14 December 2022.
The Cold Weather Payment is available when the average temperature is recorded or is forecast to be zero degrees centigrade or below, for a period of seven consecutive days.