DATA reveals that nearly 40% of peiple in Britain have been caught out by severe winter weather, according to the latest research conducted by the Met Office.

The research shows that of those who had been impacted by severe weather, over a third said they were caught out due to a lack of preparation.

The Met Office conducted a survey of over 2000 adults across Britain to assess how prepared the public feels for winter weather and some of the most common impacts included over half of people having activities impacted, almost a quarter having dealt with power cuts and 19% who experienced a broken boiler.

The survey comes as the Met Office launches its winter #WeatherReady campaign, aiming to help the public to be prepared ahead of potential severe weather.