Storm Claudio to batter Kent and coastal areas with 70mph winds

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Storm Claudio to batter Kent and coastal areas with 70mph winds

Kent is in for some rough weather this week as Storm Claudio is predicted
to lash the region with winds of up to 70mph. A yellow weather warning has
been issued for much of Kent as the region braces for the storm.

Storm Claudio To Batter Kent And Coastal Areas With 70mph Winds

This weather warning will come into force tomorrow (November 1) starting at
midnight and lasting until 8am. The Met Office has warned of wind gusts
between 50mph and 60mph at this period, with isolated guts of up to 70mph
on exposed coastal regions.

Storm Claudio To Batter Kent And Coastal Areas With 70mph Winds

The alert encompasses various significant areas of Kent, including
Canterbury, Ashford, Dover, Folkestone and Thanet. Wind speeds are likely
to be at their greatest in the coastal zones.

Storm Claudio To Batter Kent And Coastal Areas With 70mph Winds

Kent residents have been warned that such gales could result in
inconvenience. These conditions are likely to cause delays to road, rail,
air and ferry transport.

Storm Claudio To Batter Kent And Coastal Areas With 70mph Winds

Delays are also likely to be in place for high speed vehicles on exposed
routes and bridges. Some cases of short term power loss and other services
could also be conceivable.

Storm Claudio To Batter Kent And Coastal Areas With 70mph Winds

It is also expected that some coastal routes, seafronts and settlements
will be disrupted by spray or strong waves. Those driving in such
conditions are recommended to have a tight grip on the steering wheel while
going, particularly when passing, as gusts can unsettle vehicles.

Storm Claudio To Batter Kent And Coastal Areas With 70mph Winds

Motorists are also advised to keep an eye out for gaps between trees,
buildings or bridges over a river or railway since these are some of the
places you are most likely to be exposed to side winds. Ensure that you
maintain enough room on either side of your vehicle so you can account for
it being blown sideways.

Storm Claudio To Batter Kent And Coastal Areas With 70mph Winds

Where possible, use main roads where you are less likely to be damaged by
fallen branches, debris and water. Motorists are also warned to give
vulnerable road users, such as cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians,
more room than usual since they are more prone to be blown around by gusts.

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