Blustery weather causes driving problems

Blustery weather causes driving problems

British Summer Time may be upon us but motorists are being warned of cold and windy weather today (March 31).

Strong winds and the chance of snow in some parts of the UK will make driving conditions difficult for many on the roads, with a yellow "be aware" warning in place for much of the day because of the blustery weather.

Overnight, 70mph winds battered parts of North Wales, the Bristol Channel and East Anglia, and weather experts say the conditions are not showing any sign of letting up.

Met Office forecaster Kirk Waite said that despite the wind speeds dropping slightly today, there could still be strong gusts for commuters and other people on the roads.

The North West may see some blustery showers and this will be where the strongest winds are found today.

There will be some sunny spells in some areas of the country, but Mr Waite warned that this was the best the UK could expect.

RAC head of external affairs Pete Williams said: "With storms, heavy rain and high winds battering much of the west of the UK, motorists are warned to be prepared for some risky conditions on the roads."

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