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Jersey Met issue Red Weather Warning

Jersey Met issue Red Weather Warning Credit: Jersey Met

Winds of up to 70mph have been battering the Channel Islands overnight.

A Red weather warning, the highest level of alert, was issued last night for the Storm-force 10 winds.

One resident in Jersey tweeted a picture saying her neighbour's balcony had been ripped off by the storm.

Islanders are urged to take care as high tides will see water come over the sea walls.

The morning's high tide at 7:03am could reach a height of 12.3m, one of the highest the island has ever seen!

In Jersey, roads may be closed from 6 - 6.30am onwards around areas including:

  • The Avenue
  • Five Mile Rd
  • Havre Des Pas
  • La Mare Slip
  • Rice Bowl Slip
  • Le Hurel Slip
  • Anneport
  • St Brelade's Bay
  • St Aubin (from St Aubin's Village to Beaumont and Le Perquage car park)
  • Gorey Harbour

Jersey Police say they hope the roads would re-open around 8.30 - 9am but this depends on any damage caused by the storm.

Officers are also advising islanders to avoid car parks along the Avenue or in the Beaumont / La Haule coastal car parks or on slipways where parking is usually allowed.

Police say the St Aubin - St Helier cycle path may be closed tomorrow if a lot of debris is washed over the sea wall.

Headteachers at schools that are due back tomorrow have said they're happy for children to be dropped off a little later than usual to avoid congestion from road closures.

Meanwhile in Guernsey, islanders are being urged to avoid driving along the West coast in the morning.