The band of low pressure, which has officially been named Storm Aurore, is due to affect areas of northern France and the Channel Islands on Wendesday night and Thursday.
A separate orange tide warning has also been issued with waves expected to break over sea walls along the south coast during this evening's 10.9 metre (35.8ft) high tide at 7.24pm. It is anticipated that some routes could be closed as a result.
An area of low pressure has been named Storm Aurore by @meteofrance— Met Office (@metoffice) October 20, 2021
This will bring damaging winds through the English Channel this evening .
The Channel Islands are expected to see gusts of 60-70mph which may cause structural damage and travel disruption @Jersey_MetCI pic.twitter.com/EqpwzaecBf
Frequent blustery showers area are also expected from late afternoon into the evening with a risk of hail and thunder. The wind is due to decrease to a force five by dawn. Latest weather forecast: click here.
The red warning, the highest level of alert issued by Jersey Met, says: 'Avoid outside activity. Follow advice of authorities.'
Wind today: Southwest fresh F5 to strong F6, increasing strong F7 to gale F8 early evening, then by around midnight veering northwest severe gale F9 and perhaps briefly storm F10 with gusts to 70mph, decreasing westerly strong F6 overnight and fresh F5 at times by dawn.— Jersey Met (@Jersey_Met) October 20, 2021