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The States of Jersey Severe Weather Plan

What is severe weather

Severe weather can take many different forms, for example:

  • heavy rain
  • snow and ice
  • strong winds
  • extreme temperatures, including both heatwaves and cold snaps

These events can cause significant disruption to normal life. As we feel the effects of climate change, it's likely that we'll experience extremes of weather more often.

Find further guidance on each type of severe weather and what you should do on severe weather advice.

You can find weather forecast information and warnings on Jersey weather.

Find a forecast on UK Met Office

What you need to do in severe weather

During severe weather:

  • listen to weather forecasts and follow advice around any warnings of extreme weather
  • follow Twitter and Facebook for the latest information and advice for emergency planning
  • do not travel unless you really need to. If you have to travel in severe weather, make sure you have adequate clothing and emergency supplies with you
  • if you have children, visit their school's website to check opening hours
  • check your employer's business continuity arrangements
  • check on the wellbeing of elderly neighbours or relatives

Severe Weather Plan for Jersey

The Government of Jersey Severe Weather Plan provides a strategic overview of actions, roles and responsibilities in a multi-agency response to prepare and mitigate for periods of severe weather.

To allow emergency responders to plan and prepare for server weather events and to keep the public safe, sever weather information is available across this website, including:

Severe weather can be defined as any dangerous meteorological occurrence that has the potential to:

  • cause damage
  • serious social disruption
  • possible loss of human life

UK severe weather guidance

You can find the UK severe weather advice on: 

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