Motorists warned as Met Office issues yellow warning for ‘strong winds’ and ‘heavy rain’

Motorists warned as Met Office issues yellow warning for ‘strong winds’ and ‘heavy rain’


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Yesterday morning, some drivers were surprised to see temperatures reaching -4.9 degrees in Oxfordshire as they headed out. Motorists are being urged to drive safely as the weather gets colder and the chances of accidents happening are heightened.

A Met Office tweet said it would not be as cold as it was on Friday morning, but that drivers should be aware of heavy rain and strong winds.

It read: “It will be a much milder start on Saturday morning than it was on Friday morning.

“Rain, heavy in places, will edge southeast across northern areas and here it will turn very windy.

“Breezy elsewhere and although many places will be cloudy, a few bright spells are likely.

“Wet and blustery weather is on the way for many this weekend.

“Northern Scotland will see the strongest winds and heaviest rain, however, Glasgow (host of the COP26 climate conference) does not escape the unsettled weather.”

Drivers in Scotland have been warned to expect “very strong winds likely to result in some travel disruption and dangerous coastal conditions”.

A yellow wind warning has been placed across northern Scotland for Saturday and Sunday.

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The Met Office warned that some communities could be affected by localised flooding.

This would result in disruption to the roads, as well as delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes.

They have advised motorists to be careful when driving as even moderate rain can reduce your ability to see and be seen.

They say a good rule of thumb is “if it’s time for your wipers, it’s time to slow down”.

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