Urgent warning is in place for drivers as Cyclone Arwen is about to make landfall in the UK

Motorists must stay away from trees and avoid driving if possible as Cyclone Arwen approaches UK coasts, the RAC warned.

England is set to be hit by strong wind up to 90mph like Met Office issued a rare red warning indicating danger to life for some parts of the country.

Snow has fallen in parts of Scotland, more expected


Snow has fallen in parts of Scotland, more expected

spam warned drivers against all unnecessary travel and said there was a “much higher risk” of downed trees and power lines.

Breakdown spokesman Rod Dennis said: “Drivers are suddenly thrust into some of the worst weather conditions they could face on the road.

“There is now a very high probability that Cyclone Arwen will cause major disruption in parts of south-east Scotland and north-east England.

“We strongly urge motorists in these areas to stay safe by parking away from trees and avoiding driving if possible.”

Dennis added that even drivers in areas with only amber warnings should consider postponing their journey unless necessary.

“In addition to making driving much more difficult, strong winds increase the risk of falling trees and power lines,” he said.

We advised drivers on how Storm Arwen may affect your car insurance.

And remember, bad weather conditions are not the reason irresponsible driving – and may still result in denied requests.

Kevin Pratt, Consumer Affairs Specialist at MoneySuperMarket, said: “Simply knowing that you’re about to get a paycheck doesn’t mean you’re taking on undue risk.

“If your insurer can prove contribution negligence on your part, your claim could be questioned and any payouts reduced.”

We have reviewed the top tips for protect your home against extreme weather conditions.

Winter driving guide For hurricane season that includes wearing appropriate footwear and checking your tires.

Met Office give warnings before severe or dangerous weather has the potential to cause “massive damage, disruption, and/or danger to life.”

It urges: “You should act now to keep yourself and others safe from the effects of the weather.

“There could be widespread damage, travel, power outages and risk to life.”

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