Strong Winds Over Christmas

Strong Winds Over ChristmasHeavy downpours and strong winds are set to batter Britain and bring the country to breaking point, or at least as far as travel is concerned. The storm is threatening to cause chaos with several weather warning issued for different parts of the country with many forecasters predicting there will be floods in the south of England and a large part of Wales. This potential hazardous weather could extend over the Christmas period.

The Met Office has predicted that wind speeds could reach as high as 80mph with the worst of it heading towards the south coast of England with sleet, snowstorms and icy conditions on the road potentially being very problematic. If you are planning to travel during the Christmas period you may need to seek alternatives as there could be many issues for both roads, rail and public transport such as buses.

It is expected that there will be very widespread train delays and cancellations across the country, Network Rail are working with other public transport companies in order to try and find replacements and alternatives. The advice is that you should make your journey as early as possible as delays may keep you longer than you expect.

Several flood alerts also means that the roads can be a danger and people are being advised to avoid flooded routes as it could mean more breakdowns, which no one wants the hassle of over Christmas. The Environment Agency are also warning people to keep a close eye on the forecast to see if there area is at risk of flooding. Also remember that if you do go through deep water to test your breaks immediately after to ensure that they are correctly working and the water hasn’t effected your stopping distance.

Since traffic is predicted to increase by 10-15% over the Christmas period all we here at Indigo Car Hire can say is to keep safe and avoid a journey if possible!