Two weather warnings issued for Jersey
A WEATHER warning for severe-gale-force winds has been issued for the Channel Islands.
The orange warning – the second-highest level of alert – states that force-nine winds with gusts to 67 mph are expected to affect the area on Friday.
The strongest winds are forecast for Guernsey northwards, but Jersey is expected to be hit by strong-force-seven to gale-force-eight winds on Friday evening.
Heavy rain is also forecast.
And an orange-level tide warning has also been issued by Jersey Met. It states: 'Waves breaking over sea walls are expected to cause problems with water and debris on roads along Jersey’s south coast. Some flooding may occur. High tide is at 7.27 pm this evening with a height of 11.0m.'
Meanwhile, a ceremony due to take place on Friday evening to dedicate a memorial to Jersey soldiers in the Royal Square has been postponed due to the weather.
The Bailiff, Sir William Bailhache, was due to unveil the heart stone of the Guillemont Memorial at 7.30 pm in its final resting place on the steps of the Royal Court building.
The ceremony has been rescheduled to take place at 7.30 pm next Thursday.
Ferry crossings have also been cancelled or rescheduled.
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