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Drivers warned of severe weather

Drivers are being advised that strong winds and heavy rain will affect their journeys today.

This morning, many parts of the south of the country are already being affected by heavy rain, and a strong southerly wind gusting up to 60 miles per hour.

There are reports of snow at higher levels in the north.

During the day, the strongest wind is likely across the southwest and close to the English Channel coast with gusts up to 70mph, but all parts can expect further showers or longer periods of heavy rain at times.

Anyone driving high-sided vehicles or towing caravans or those on two wheels should take extra care when strong winds are forecast.

Motorcyclists may be affected by turbulence caused by large vehicles, so keep well back when they are over taking high-sided vehicles.

Take notice of signs at locations vulnerable to high winds, slow down and pull over at the next safe stopping place when severe wind warnings are given.

Drivers are advised to check the latest information on weather and road conditions before they set off, and during their journey.

For more information go to:

http://www.metoffice.com 

http://www.highways.gov.uk
 

Or call the Highways Agency information line 08457 50 40 30

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