A spell of strong winds is expected to move south westerly across the far south of England and Wales on Monday evening and Tuesday morning. The strongest winds are expected around exposed coasts and hills. Here gusts of 60-70mph are likely, with a few sites perhaps seeing gusts to 80mph. Some short term loss of power and other services are possible. Due to the strong winds and tide levels it is likely that some coastal routes, sea front and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large wave. Please take extra caution when passing a coastal area (Porthcressa Beach, Old Town Beach, Mermaid Car Park etc). Where possible take alternate routes.
It is recommended that caution is exercised at least 2 hours either side of high tide due to the wave climate and high water levels. In addition to wave and sea over-topping, there may be a risk of flying debris. Where possible take alternate routes.
Monday 13th January 2020: 18:43
Tuesday 14th January 2020: 07:03
The Council of the Isles of Scilly has deployed storm boards across St Mary's, and has sand bags ready to be used if needed. Our operational services will be doing additional checks both this evening and tomorrow morning. St Mary's Quay will be closed from 17:00 today (Monday) until 08:00 tomorrow morning.
In an event of flooding the Council of the Isles of Scilly, the Emergency services, and the Environment agency will help where they can.
If life is at risk, CALL 999
If you require sandbags as a precautionary measure you will need to make your own arrangements. For more information on Sand Bags and Flooding safety please see here: