Met Office issues warning for more wet weather in east Berkshire

Met Office issues warning for more wet weather in east Berkshire

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Amanda Hall

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Met Office issues warning for more wet weather in east Berkshire

Drivers are being warned to prepare for more wet weather and take extra care when out on the roads.

A yellow warning has been issued by the Met Office after 15-25mm of rainfall across Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Burnham and Twyford over the last 24 hours.

The wet weather is expected to ease off tomorrow which is predicted to be dry and breezy.

But Saturday will see another spell of wet weather hit the area and another yellow warning is expected to be issued from midnight until midday on Sunday.

Christmas Eve could also see more rainfall but Christmas Day and Boxing Day are expected to be dry, bright and breezy.

Yellow warnings are issued to make people aware severe weather may affect travelling times.

Highways Agency emergency planning manager, Rob Keep, is advising drivers to slow down when road surfaces are wet as stopping distances can be doubled.

Driving too quickly through water can also cause aquaplaning and loss of control.

He added: "Motorists are advised to check traffic information on the Highways Agency website  before travelling, look out for motorway messages and listen for radio traffic and travel updates."

The Highways Agency, which operates and maintains motorways and the strategic road network in England, is working closely with the Met Office, other government agencies and emergency services to continually monitor weather conditions.

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