Winter Weather Warnings

Be prepared

The UK’s Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ winter weather warning for most of the country. In light of this, there are some simple steps that can be taken in the event of winter weather:

Snow or Ice

  • Avoid travelling if possible, but if you have to make a journey, take a phone, warm clothes, food, water, boots, torch and a spade with you. Also let someone know the route you’ll be taking and your estimated arrival time at your destination.
  • Grit staff and customer parking and pedestrian access routes within your property.


  • To help prevent windstorm damage to items in the open and surrounding areas, ensure they are secured, covered or moved indoors.
  • Close and securely fasten doors, windows and shutters.

Severe weather forecasts and warnings

The Met Office issues warnings for severe weather which could cause widespread disruption via their National Severe Weather Warning Service. The website also offers guidance to help you and your customers through severe weather events, including what to do in thunderstorms, heavy rain and snow.

Allianz, one of our insurance partners, have produced the following attached Commercial Property and Personal Home factsheets which contain immediate and effective actions that can minimise the impact of severe weather to any business or home, along with the Motor factsheet to help prepare for a season of trouble-free driving.

Please take care out there and stay safe.