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70 mph gusts batter Jersey

70 mph gusts batter Jersey

Tuesday 21 October 2014

70 mph gusts batter Jersey

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Islanders have been urged to stay indoors if possible after the Met Office issued a storm warning as the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo hit Britain.

The code red warning – the strongest that the Met Office can put out – means that people are supposed to avoid outside activity and follow the advice of the authorities.

In the UK, thousands of air passengers face severe travel disruption – Heathrow said that 10% of flights will be cancelled.

The UK Met Office have said that they are expecting gusts of up to 75 mph in coastal areas.

Hurrican Gonzalo was at full strength last week when it hit Bermuda, causing widespread damage and power blackouts.

The Met Office in Jersey’s warning say that they expect severe gale force nine winds, with gusts up to 60 knots – or 70 mph.

Met Office duty forecaster Sharon Merren said that she expected the wind not to slacken off until tonight or tomorrow.

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