RAC issues advice to drivers with arrival of Storm Isha
Commenting on the arrival of Storm Isha along with a series of Amber and Yellow weather warnings from the Met Office, RAC Breakdown spokesperson Alice Simpson said:
“Storm Isha is undoubtedly going to lead to some extremely hazardous conditions on the UK's roads, so we encourage drivers to lower their speeds, leave plenty of extra stopping distance and consider delaying journeys in areas hit hardest by the heavy rain and very strong winds.
“Strong gusts can create a sudden ‘buffeting effect’ for cars, especially those on exposed routes. While high-sided vehicles are most at risk of being blown off course, cars can also be affected when they pass lorries on these roads and are suddenly hit by the full force of the wind on the other side. It’s best to always keep both hands on the wheel and watch other vehicles very carefully to avoid being caught out by any unexpected changes in direction.
“Accessing motorways and major roads from rural areas may also be more difficult due to the stormy conditions. Drivers should be on the look-out for fallen trees, branches and other debris and only ever go through water which they are sure is shallow enough to pass through safely.”
The RAC website has full advice on driving safely during stormy conditions