Today sees the Get Ready for Winter campaign go live. Working with partners in the Cabinet Office, across Government and in the voluntary sector, these pages will offer a range of advice to help you prepare for winter and take action when severe weather is forecast.
This weekend the forecast is for severe weather, particularly in the South on Sunday night into Monday morning. Damaging winds are possible and the public are advised to keep up to date with the latest Met Office warnings and forecasts either via our website or our media partners.
In very high winds travel is likely to be difficult. The Highways Agency (HA) say "Though high-sided vehicles are particularly affected by windy weather, strong winds can also blow other vehicles off course. This can happen on open stretches of road exposed to strong crosswinds, or when passing bridges, high-sided vehicles or gaps in trees."
The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) add "You should only make journeys that are necessary, so before setting off, check the weather forecast for the latest conditions. If you do have to drive, allow extra time for your journey and only drive at a speed that is suitable to road traffic and weather conditions."
Further information from the Official Highway Code for driving in windy weather.
There are practical steps you can take to support your community in preparing for winter weather.
Helping you keep warm and well this winter.
There are certain practical steps that you can take to protect your home from winter weather.
Preparations and precautions when travelling in winter.
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