Storm fells trees and power lines in Channel Islands

A pedestrian on Jersey's seafront Fast ferry sailings to the Channel Islands were cancelled, with 28ft waves recorded south of Jersey

Related Stories

More than 20 trees have been knocked down as gusts peaking at 71mph (114km/h) hit the Channel Islands.

Jersey was the worst affected island, as the Atlantic storm St Jude brought down trees which blocked roads in Waterworks Valley and St Martin.

Condor Ferries cancelled its fast ferry sailings. Its traditional Clipper vessel had to dock in Guernsey and was unable to cross to Jersey.

A Jersey Met buoy, five miles south of Jersey, recorded waves of 28ft (8.5m).

Isle of Sark Shipping cancelled its morning sailings.

Early flights to both Bailiwicks were delayed for a time but the storm died down soon after dawn and flights resumed.

Jersey Electricity said power had been restored to approximately 30 households which had lost their supply after four power lines were brought down.

Roads in Jersey were cleared by 07:00 GMT, while in Guernsey there was no significant disruption to traffic despite the island recording stronger gusts.

Jersey Met reported a maximum gust of 62 knots (71mph) at 03:28 in Guernsey, while Jersey's highest gust was at St Helier Harbour at 04:00, peaking at 59 knots (68mph).

Meteorological observers in Guernsey had warned the Channel Islands could face the brunt of the storm but the strongest winds were recorded further north along the south coast of England.

Deputy Kevin Lewis, Jersey's Transport and Technical Services Minister, said: "This is pretty bad but it could've been far worse."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Jersey

Weather

St Helier

Min. Night 9 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Woman in swimming pool Green stuff

    The element that makes a familiar smell when mixed with urine


  • Plane at Shannon airportShannon's call

    The airport that hosted a roll-call of presidents


  • Record playing on turntableVinyl destination

    The eight tribes of people who keep buying records


  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at RAAF Amberley airbase near Brisbane on 19 AprilIn pictures

    Fighter jets and screaming crowds for William and Kate


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • ITChild's play

    It's never been easier for small businesses to get their message out to the world

Programmes

  • Tuna and avacadoThe Travel Show Watch

    Is Tokyo set to become the world's gourmet capital?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.