Weather warnings have been issued for some parts of the UK

But can travelling whilst a weather warning is in place invalidate your car insurance policy?

Up and down the country there have been weather warnings put in place as lightning storms, torrential rain and hailstone is expected to hit some areas of the UK during the next few days.

Amber and yellow weather alerts have been sent out to warn motorists about the dangers of being on the roads when the weather turns nasty and these alerts are often put in place to discourage motorists from driving unless they really have to.

When adverse weather conditions strike this usually means drivers are more at risk of being involved in an accident, so it’s better, if possible, to avoid driving at all until the weather warnings have been lifted.

But can motorists who risk travelling when a weather warning has been issued possibly invalidate their car insurance?

Not according to the AA can drivers invalidate their insurance premium by travelling when weather warnings are in operation, however motorists should take extra care and drive to the conditions of the road.

“It’s total nonsense to say you would not be covered during a red weather warning,” said a spokesman for the AA, adding: “If you were caught up in the red warning on the road, are you supposed to pull over and freeze?”

Doing something stupid however, such as driving at speed on treacherous roads which then lead to a crash could get you into trouble and may be taken into account in the event of a claim.

Unless it’s absolutely necessary and you have no option but to drive should you travel when weather warnings have been put in place – if you must drive, keep to the speed limits, stay alert and leave enough room between your vehicle and the one in front.

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