Storm Doris strikes the UK

Storm Doris has brought damaging winds, rain and snow to the UK

Storm Doris has tracked across Northern Ireland and northern England 24.02.17, bringing strong winds, heavy rain and some snow at higher levels for large areas of the country

A number of Amber and Yellow National Severe Weather Warning warnings are in place across the UK for snow, rain, wind and ice according to the UK Government Met Office.

A wind gust of 94 mph was recorded at Capel Curig in Gywnedd, North Wales and a gust of 87 mph at High Bradfield in South Yorkshire.  By 4pm this afternoon Aboyne in Aberdeenshire had seen 3cm of snow and Tulloch Bridge in Inverness-shire 2cm, with reports of larger amounts on higher ground.

Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf said: “Transport Scotland is working with the relevant organisations, such as Police Scotland and the road operating companies, to try to mitigate the effects of this latest set of wintry conditions but we would ask road users to be mindful that disruption is likely and to plan accordingly.

RAC Traffic Watch spokesman Rod Dennis said: “Motorists are advised to take extra care as Storm Doris impacts the UK, be prepared to reduce your speed, allow plenty of room between your car and the vehicle in front and be wary of aquaplaning where water accumulates on the road.

“Be mindful that there will be strong gusts of wind, so ensure you have a good grip of the steering wheel and take extra care when overtaking high-sided vehicles and passing motorcyclists and cyclists who are susceptible to be buffeted and blown off course the wind.”

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