Gales up to force 8 have caused ferry cancellations, airport delays and road blockages.
Drivers were warned of debris and trees on the roads this morning as many returned to work after the Christmas break.
Good Morning All,— States of Jsy Police (@JerseyPolice) December 27, 2017
A report of several trees down overnight. These are being dealt with by Department of Infrastructure.
At this time Quaisne Hill is blocked by a fallen tree and there is also a tree blocking the road on St Lawrence Main Road, near to Carrefour Selous.
The strong winds have also caused travel disruption for those trying to get on or off the island today.
Condor have cancelled both the Liberation and Rapide ferry sailings, but additional services have been scheduled for tomorrow.
With wind speeds due to reach 60mph across Friday and Saturday, all High-Speed services have been placed “under review”.
Pictured: A list of cancelled Condor services, according to the website.
In a statement, the ferry provider explained: “Whilst it is possible that the weather will moderate, this is not certain. Any passengers booked on these days are encouraged to travel on services tomorrow Thursday 28th December or transfer to our conventional service Portsmouth – Channel Islands – Portsmouth where capacity permits.”
Jersey Airport has also confirmed a number of flights has been delayed or cancelled because of the high winds as well as operational reasons due to the lack of available plane or staff.
Jersey Met have forecast the strong F8 winds to drop to F6 to F7 by mid afternoon, then moderate F4 to fresh F5 towards dawn.
Peak winds recorded so far this morning between 5am and 6am;— Jersey Met (@Jersey_Met) December 27, 2017
St. Helier Harbour NNW gale F9 gust 57kt (66mph)
Jersey Airport NNW F7 gust 52kt (60mph)
Guernsey Airport NNW F7 gust 46kt (53mph)
Channel Light NW gale F8 gust 63kt (72mph), briefly recorded F10 around 4am.
The sea state is also forecast to improve from very rough, to rough this evening and then rather rough overnight.
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