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Storm Ciarán update: Thursday 9 November

09 November 2023


There will be more unsettled weather over the next few days, with heavy rain or showers expected at times along with stronger winds, but no stormy weather is forecast. 

Strong winds are likely to reach strong force 7 to gale force 8 at times from the west or westnorthwest from early Friday morning, with gusts of around 55mph. This is usual for the time of year and is much lower than the winds associated with Storm Ciarán. However, this is likely to hamper the ongoing recovery operation and may result in further damage to vulnerable trees or buildings. The wind should ease again during Friday afternoon.

Heavy showers are also expected to affect the Island at times today, overnight and into Friday morning. Given the saturated ground this may also lead to some localised surface water flooding, mainly affecting the roads. 

For a more detailed forecast and updates please refer to


Hautlieu School had been hoping to open to students tomorrow (Friday). However, despite intense efforts from the team at Jersey Property Holdings, building contractors and our site team, the weather has caused issues again and slowed down progress.  

As a result, the school building will be closed to students on Friday 10 November, with home learning continuing including live lessons on Teams. 

The school continues to run the small number of exams on Friday. 

Visiting traders 

Construction businesses from outside of Jersey are permitted to operate in Jersey until 3 December without a business licence. This is only where they have been contacted by a local business or individual, and where they are working directly in relation to damage caused by Storm Ciarán. Islanders can contact CLS Business Hub on 444444, option 5, with any queries. 

Businesses are not permitted to go door to door or to tout for business whilst in the Island and residents should not be directly approached by any business or individual offering their services. 

Members of the public are urged to report any business or individual who they are concerned about to either CLS Business Hub on 444444, option 5, or Jersey Police on 612612. All information received will be treated as confidential. 


Broken branches are still hanging in the trees at many countryside and coastal sites across the Island. Fallen trees and soil damage from roots remain a risk. The Government advice, therefore, remains that people should avoid using countryside and coastal paths where possible. Islanders are asked not to go beyond the barrier tape that has been used to close off some areas. 

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