Jersey issued with severe weather warning

  • 5 February 2013
  • From the section Jersey

People in Jersey are being warned to expect a second night of extreme weather as the Met Office forecasts winds of up to 55mph.

Jersey Police have warned that force nine winds could scatter debris and bring down trees.

The weather is due to take a turn for the worst after midnight with the north coast expected to bear the brunt.

Peter Munns, from Jersey Met, said it was not unusual for February.

He said: "I think there will be more debris on the roads tomorrow morning, there might be the odd tree down.

"We would normally issue a severe nine fairly regularly over the winter period, so not excessive in terms of their strength.

"However they are from a northerly direction which is unusual for that strength of wind."

The States Police and Jersey Coastguard have warned islanders to make sure outdoor objects are tethered.

On Monday night, a tree fell at Beaumont which blocked the hill in both directions until engineers were able to clear it.

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