Storm Ali is expected to impact the UK with high winds and intense rain this week, after passing through the Atlantic Ocean.
Gale-force winds are the most common cause of damage to property in the United Kingdom. Although the majority of damage reports come from domestic dwellings, businesses also need to be aware of the risks in order to keep employees safe and minimise damage to buildings and content. Storms with high winds can produce devastating consequences, bringing about £300 million in damages throughout the United Kingdom each year.
The UK National Weather Service, the Met Office, provides up-to-date weather advisories and warns the public of severe or hazardous weather through its National Severe Weather Warning Service. Warnings are given a colour (Green, Yellow, Amber or Red) based on the combination of both the likelihood of the severe weather event occurring and the impact the weather conditions may have. Make sure you check your local weather forecast to find out whether the Met Office has released any warnings for your area. You can also find the latest warnings here.
The Met Office provides the following examples of what to expect during severe gales and high winds:
Stay safe when severe weather strikes by being prepared and checking weather forecasts and warnings. Also, can make sure you are protected for the unexpected with our home insurance. As you never know what may happen and what damages may occur. Speak to a member of our friendly team today for a no-obligation quote, call 0333 400 2314 or fill in our quote form.