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Q&A: After Storm Ciarán... Should I be worried about Storm Domingos?

Q&A: After Storm Ciarán... Should I be worried about Storm Domingos?

Friday 03 November 2023

Q&A: After Storm Ciarán... Should I be worried about Storm Domingos?

Friday 03 November 2023

Straight after Storm Ciarán, Storm Domingos is now making its way towards France, Spain and Portugal... But could the Channel Islands feel any impact?

Here's what we know from Jersey Met...

Where will Storm Domingos hit?

"The Spanish Meteorological Agency has named the next low pressure 'Storm Domingos', which is set to bring disruption to parts of Spain, Portugal and France on Saturday.

"Storm Domingos is not expected to directly affect the Channel Islands," forecasters explained.

Will we see any impact over the weekend?

"There will be occasional gales and rainfall over the weekend", according to Jersey Met.

However, they say "this will be much less than what was experienced Wednesday night and Thursday morning", when the gusts reached more than 100mph.

How strong will the wind be?

At its most extreme, Storm Ciarán brought just below Force 11 winds – which are ranked as being just below hurricane-force on the Beaufort Scale.

A tornado event is also believed to have taken place around the St Clement area, leading numerous islanders to have to be re-homed.

"Saturday will see the wind reach force 5 to 7, with the chance of wind touching gale force 8 briefly at times, which is normal for this time of year," Jersey Met said.

"During the early hours of Sunday the wind will reach force 7 to gale force 8 and may briefly reach severe gale force 9, but this will only be for a short time, and the winds will ease later on Sunday morning."

Can I go out?

With much debris and destruction left by the violent storm still to clear, and several roads remaining blocked, the official advice from Police Chief Robin Smith is to stay at home and only travel if essential.

Islanders are being advised, however, to check in on neighbours and loved ones – but only if it is safe to do so.

Where is best to check for updates?

You can find the most up-to-date information on the forecast on the website here and find dedicated wind and wave maps here.

You can also follow Express's live updates page, which will provide both forecast information, and updates on services, cancellations and any other disruption arising from this week's extreme weather.


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