Following the announcement by the Met Office on the arrival of Storm Aileen, the RAC has issued the following advice to drivers:
RAC spokesman Rod Dennis said: “The arrival of the first named storm appears to mark a very early arrival of autumn. Aileen’s impact is likely to be short but sharp in the north of England, and felt most by those driving in the early hours of Wednesday morning and into the morning rush hour. High-sided vehicles will need to take particular care, but anyone driving can expect to experience some very strong gusts and heavy rain which will make driving conditions difficult. Plan ahead and if you can delay your journey until conditions are expected to improve later on Wednesday then do so.”
The RAC website also carries comprehensive advice to drivers facing strong winds.