There are YELLOW warnings for both wind and snow, although snow is forecast to have more of an impact on higher ground to the west of the county.
There are some things residents and businesses can do in preparation of a storm to protect themselves, others and their properties including:
- Secure loose objects such as ladders, garden furniture or anything else that could be blown into windows and other glazing and break them
- Close and securely fasten doors and windows, particularly those on the windward side of the house, and especially large doors such as those on garages
- Park vehicles in a garage, if available; otherwise keep them clear of buildings, trees, walls and fences
- If the house is fitted with storm shutters over the windows, then ensure that these are closed and fastened
- If chimney stacks are tall and in poor condition, move beds away from areas directly below them
- If possible avoid non-essential travel. In poor driving conditions (whether wind, rain or snow) allow more time for your journey and drive more slowly.
- Stay off the hills and off the water
- Be prepared for a power cut – check you’ve got batteries for torches and radios, some food that doesn’t need cooking
- Charge mobile phones and any power pack back up
There is also some helpful weather advice via the Met Office