Storm Angus: Channel Islands on alert after more weather warnings issued for tonight

Storm Angus is set to hit the Bailiwicks again tonight, causing more disruption and devastation across the islands.

The storm first hit in the early hours of Sunday morning, bringing record-breaking winds of force twelve in Guernsey - the highest they've had since 1990 - and gusts of up to 87mph in Jersey.

Islanders have spent the day clearing up the wreckage and mess left in the wake of the storm.

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Islanders are being urged to take extra care on the roads during the storms

Jersey Fire & Rescue are warning islanders to take extra care on the roads this evening.

Debris on Jersey roads after Storm Angus Credit: Jersey Honorary Police

Jersey Met have issued a red weather alert, warning that Force 10 winds could hit Jersey tonight. Drivers are being advisers to "reduce their speed" and be cautious.

There is a build up of debris around the island following the record-breaking winds at the weekend.

With the recent inclement weather and more forecast for this evening and into tomorrow, we would like to remind road users to be aware of the conditions.

There is a lot of debris which has fallen over the last couple of days and leaves on the road, leading to a slippery surface when combined with the rain.

We would advise people to reduce their speed and drive to the conditions

– Jersey Fire & Rescue


Guernsey States release flood reduction tips

Guernsey Traffic and Highways services have released flood reduction warnings following the record-breaking winds over the weekend.

A tree blocking the road at La Haye Du Puits in Castel, Guernsey Credit: Guernsey Weather / Krista Woods

Islanders are being advised to "maintain their waterways" to reduce flooding in Guernsey, in the wake of Storm Angus.

Following the record-breaking gusts in the island over the weekend, there is a build up of debris in and around water courses.

At this time of year vegetation and siltation of our hundreds of waterways can be prolific, resulting in low flows or even blockage. If we suddenly experience a heavy downpour and the rainwater is unable to drain away, there could be serious flooding.

It is therefore really important that landowners maintain their watercourses to reduce the risk of flooding to the surrounding areas and neighbouring properties.

– Mark Brockway, Assistant Traffic Services Officer, States of Guernsey

Storm Angus hit Guernsey in the early hours of Sunday, bringing winds of force twelve - the highest on record since 1990.

Jersey Met issue second red weather warning for Storm Angus

Jersey Meteorological Department have issued a second red weather warning - the highest alert level.

Islanders are warned that Force 10 winds could hit Jersey this evening.

Residents are advised to "avoid outside activity" and "follow the advice of authorities".

The alert comes after Storm Angus arrived in the Bailiwicks in the early hours of Sunday, bringing record-breaking winds in Guernsey and gusts of up to 87mph in Jersey.


Blue Islands plane damaged by storm

Guernsey Airport

Passengers are being warned their flights could be disrupted today, after a plane belonging to local airline Blue Islands was damaged in last night's storm.

The aircraft was hit by a piece of airport equipment while parked at Guernsey Airport.

Blue Islands is this morning assessing the damage and working to restore our normal operation. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

– Rob Veron, Blue Islands CEO

Islanders warned to avoid the outdoors as Storm Angus approaches

Credit: Trevor Mahy

People are being advised to remain indoors where possible and avoid outdoor activities, with 'Storm Angus' due to pass near the Channel Islands soon.

Winds are expected to reach up to a storm force ten mid-channel, with a red warning in place - the highest alert level - and a severe gale force nine on land.

Jersey Met say trees are likely to fall overnight, with the strongest winds of up to 75mph in Guernsey and 70mph in Jersey, predicted to hit between 9pm and 3am.

Flights later on today may also be affected, according to Jersey Met.

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