[holding answer 27 February 2009]: A cold weather payment is made to an eligible customer when the average temperature has been recorded as, or is forecast to be, 0°C or below over seven consecutive days at the weather station linked to the customer’s postcode.
Lowestoft is in postcode sectors NR32 and NR33; Carlton Colville and Pakefield are both in postcode sector NR33. Postcode sectors NR32 and NR33 are linked to Norwich airport weather station. Southwold is in postcode sector IP18 which is linked to Wattisham weather station. In 2009 to date (25 February), Norwich Airport weather station has met the temperature criterion once and Wattisham weather station has met it three times.
For postcode information: Royal Mail Address Management Guide or Royal Mail UK Addresses.