Alert issued as Storm Gareth blows in

A ‘yellow’ wind warning has been issued by the MET Office,.

This warns of a medium likelihood of low impacts and is in place from noon today (Tuesday) through to 3pm tomorrow (Wednesday).

The strong west to north-westerly winds could bring possible transport disruption.

What to expect:

  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are affected by spray and/or large waves.

To keep an eye on updates for Kent, follow @KentHighways on Twitter. Information will also be posted here as it comes in.

Advice for drivers:

  • Keep both hands on the wheel and be ready for stronger winds and gusts on exposed stretches of road or when passing high-sided vehicles.
  • You should also be ready for sudden gusts when passing tall buildings. Keep your speed down, if you do, strong gusts won’t blow you as far off course.
  • Take care and leave extra room around cyclists and motorcyclists. They’re particularly vulnerable to sudden gusts and may veer across the road
  • Keep your distance from other vehicles, especially high-sided vehicles and caravans. Avoid towing high-sided trailers like caravans or horseboxes if very windy conditions are forecast.
  • Twigs or small branches in the road could mean there’s a tree or large branch in the way around the next bend. Partially fallen trees can hang above the sweep of your headlights, making them hard to spot.
  • Plan your journey carefully, checking weather and traffic bulletins regularly.
Alert issued as Storm Gareth blows in was last modified: March 12th, 2019 by Thom Morris