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.