The UK Met Office has issued storm warnings across the country this coming weekend and motorists are advised to use extra caution when planning journeys.
Storm Ciara will sweep in from the Atlantic on Saturday (February 8th) and is expected to bring with it plenty of rain and some extremely strong winds.
Take extra care when taking to the roads
Ben Aldous, RAC patrol of the year, stated individuals in coastal or exposed areas of the country will be most at risk in the coming days, but all drivers should plan their journeys carefully and be aware of the dangers of Storm Ciara.
“We strongly recommend drivers reduce their speed and leave plenty of space between their vehicle and those around them, and be particularly careful when passing high-sided vehicles when the potential for strong cross-winds could blow them off course,” he argued.
“Drivers in rural areas should be particularly cautious of falling debris.”
Storm Ciara is expected to hit the UK around Saturday lunchtime and will bring with it heavy rainfall and gusting winds of up to 60 mph.
Motorists taking to the roads should therefore reduce their speed according to the conditions they are facing, while also being on the lookout for flying debris.
Heather Stark, brand manager at The Fuelcard People, comments: “Adverse weather can make it extremely treacherous for drivers when conditions worsen. Given the high winds expected in the coming days, all road users should take extra care when travelling and have their wits about them.”