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Weather means damp squib for fireworks

Weather means damp squib for fireworks

Friday 07 November 2014

Weather means damp squib for fireworks

Friday 07 November 2014

The wintery weather looks likely to cause problems for bonfire parties and firework displays planned for tonight.

The forecast has sparked a decision to postpone the Island's biggest bonfire and those going ahead with events tonight will have to contend with very strong winds and rain.

The Met department’s forecaster Peter Munns says those exposed to winds from the west or south-west could have difficulty controlling fires as it will be “blowing at a rate of knots”.

St George’s School say despite the weather they will be going ahead as planned tonight with their big bash. There are still some tickets left but say they need to be bought in advance as there won’t be any on sale on the gate.

There's likely to be some rain but the wind will have dropped a lot for Moulin de L'ecq's firework display tomorrow night in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

The Island’s big bonfire on Jersey’s Waterfront has been postponed until Sunday when the weather looks a bit better – the forecast is that winds will have dropped off to a light force two or three and there will only be odd isolated showers.

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