Storm Henry set to batter north of UK

Storm Henry set to batter north of UK

Motorists are being warned to expect tricky driving conditions as Storm Henry blows into northern Britain.

Drivers are warned to expect strong winds across large parts Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England and Wales, while roads in exposed areas - particularly those on the west coast and the Western Isles - could be hit by gusts of up to 90mph.

Met Office forecasters say that while Storm Henry is likely to bring difficult conditions for motorists, it could also disrupt other forms of transport, hit power supplies and cause some structural damage.

RAC spokesman Rod Dennis said: "Disruption on the roads is likely, so motorists should listen for and heed all local weather warnings, expect their journeys to take longer than usual and, when out on the road, take particular care overtaking other motorists."

The motoring organisation has also issued a set of tips for winter driving , which includes advice for driving in heavy rain and wind.

Amber alerts warning people to be prepared for the wind have been issued for Scotland between 3pm today (Monday February 1) and Tuesday morning. Yellow, "be aware", wind alerts, meanwhile, have been issued for the whole of the northern UK.

Heavy rain is also being forecast for central and northern Scotland, while large waves, the Met Office says, could cause some coastal roads and causeways to flood.

Storm Henry comes hot on the heels of Storm Gertrude, which brought rain, snow and gusts of over 100mph in some parts of the country.

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