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WATCH: West coast battered by storm but there is more to come

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IT is the lull before the next storm as winds are set to pick up again on Saturday when Storm Dennis arrives.

Tomorrow's high tides of 9.1m at 10.07am and 8.6m at 10.32pm, combined with force four to six winds, will seem calm compared to recent days gales of force nine which resulted in flooding across the island, but it will pick up again at the weekend.

Meteorologists have said tomorrow [14 February] will be a rather cloudy day with possible moments of sunshine, especially during the morning, with winds reaching only a moderate force four from the southwest, backing southwest to south fresh force five, which could occasionally turn into strong force six winds by the afternoon.

They added Saturday and Sunday will see yet more strong winds with showers.

The forecast of high winds has meant this weekend's Town Seafront Sunday has had to be cancelled.

Picture By Peter Frankland. 13-02-20 Strong winds and high tides cause problems on the west coast again. (27166678)

Throughout the week there have been a number of coastal road closures, however, Traffic and Highway Services have said only Perelle remains closed at this time due to the weather and it is due to reopen tomorrow afternoon [14/02].

Condor has issued a number of updates regarding their sailings tomorrow as a result of the adverse weather, which they have said they will continue to monitor before issuing further updates.

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They have cancelled Saturday's sailing of the Rapide and Liberation, with Sunday's Rapide being monitored.

Picture By Peter Frankland. 13-02-20 Strong winds and high tides cause problems on the west coast again. (27166690)

Commodore Goodwill, the freight boat, is due to arrive tomorrow, nearly 10 hours later than scheduled at 12.30pm, before leaving for its return to Portsmouth at 2pm.

Flight-wise, Aurigny have also warned passengers of possible disruption ahead of storm Dennis arriving on Saturday.

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Picture By Peter Frankland. 13-02-20 Strong winds and high tides cause problems on the west coast again. (27166698)

Although no flights have yet been cancelled on any service, they have offered passengers on their Alderney services the chance to amend their travel plans because of cross-winds.

They added the worst of the storm was expected during Saturday afternoon into the evening and Sunday morning with a possibility that flying conditions may be out of operational limits, causing disruption.

Flights throughout today [13/02] were both delayed and cancelled due to high wind speeds that reached 65mph, with those most affected coming to and from Alderney and Jersey.

Storm Ciara Pictures - By Ben Fiore 13/02/20. (27166875)

Meteorologists expect Storm Dennis, the fourth named storm of the 2019-20 season, to bring severe gales and heavy rain that will push east across the UK, before reaching Guernsey.

Danielle Kenneally

By Danielle Kenneally
News reporter

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