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Advice for tide and wind warnings

10 February 2020

 The following advice has been issued regarding continued tide and wind warnings for Jersey: 

Weather situation:

Further formal weather warnings have been issued for the Channel Islands area with wind speeds predicted to peak at storm force 10 and high tide to reach up to 11.7 metres. Wind in Jersey is unlikely to go above a mean gale force 8, but in or near showers strong gusts of up to 70mph could occur this afternoon and evening.

The public are warned to expect some flooding, on the south coast.

The particular times of note are around the high tides at 19:38 on Monday 10 February and 07:54 on Tuesday 11 February

The public are asked to keep away from coastal areas to avoid risk of harm and not to put themselves in any unnecessary danger, especially in coastal areas, as there will be a risk of flying debris, including stones.

With regard to personal property, please ensure it is either brought inside or tied down and secured.

Travel advice:

The public are warned to expect travel delays tomorrow morning.

Victoria Avenue may close on the evening of Monday 10 February to westbound traffic around the high tide at 19:38.

Tomorrow morning, Victoria Avenue is likely to be closed to westbound traffic from 07:00, with the road closing for a short time to eastbound traffic.

A decision will be made on Tuesday morning whether further coastal roads will be closed.

Liberty Bus will be running as normal, although some services maybe delayed or disrupted due to the temporary road closures.   

Schools:

Schools in Jersey are continuing to reassure parents and carers, and are closely monitoring the impact that the weather conditions might have on transport, including on school buses tomorrow.

All schools and colleges will be open as usual tomorrow.

The Children, Young People, Education and Skills Department will issue advice if, and when they think there should be generalised school closures.

School buses will be running, but there may be some disruption and delays to some services in the morning.

Given delays to some bus services and to road closures, this may result in some pupils arriving late. Schools will make allowances for this and are reassuring parents and carers not to worry, as they are fully aware of the disruption that the weather and tides are likely to cause across the island.