Most of the country has suffered particularly strong winds so far this year. This is why the Institute of Advanced Motorists has published advice on driving in strong winds.
The IAM sensibly suggest that if your journey isn't essential you should stay at home but if you are on the road:
* Think about where you are going - is there a route with less exposure to the weather, and less risk of fallen trees?
* Allow extra time for delays caused by accidents
*Slow down - you are more vulnerable to side winds at higher speeds