Travel disruption in Jersey amid severe weather alert for heavy rain and high winds

  • A delayed British Airways flight manages to take off in high winds at Jersey Airport as most other services are pushed back or cancelled

A severe weather alert has been issued by Jersey's emergency services as the island faces high winds and heavy rainfall.

Flights have been delayed or cancelled with winds at Jersey Airport close to 65mph and some roads have been blocked by fallen trees.

States of Jersey Police are advising islanders to allow extra time for journeys and take care when out and about to avoid debris.

Services to and from Guernsey Airport have also been cancelled and delayed due to the high winds.

Jersey Zoo closed to visitors on Monday due to the bad weather conditions.

The high winds brought down trees and blocked some roads like Route Du Mont Mado in St John. Credit: Parish of St John

Police said: "Teams from across the Government of Jersey, emergency services and partner agencies are continuing to monitor the weather and in particular the wind."

Officials are concerned that unusually strong gusts from a north and northeasterly direction, combined with sodden ground from the recent high rainfall, may damage and uproot trees.

There are reports of large trees down on La Route Du Mont Mado and La Route Des Issues in St John.

Watch the latest weather forecast for the Channel Islands here.