On Air Manx Radio Breakfast Ben Hartley & Siobhan Fletcher | 7:30am - 9:30am

Bad weather set to intensify as high tide approaches

Police are warning motorists to not make journeys unless they absolutely have to this evening.

Severe gale or storm force winds, with gusts of 70 to 80mph in exposed places, will bring a risk of damage and disruption.

With reference to that, Inspector Stuart Gardner gave Manx Radio the following update around 6.30pm: (play clip)

Problems are also expected in coastal regions around 10.30pm's high tide.

Port St Mary's flood warning  has been upped to a level three, meaning there is a significant risk of flooding.

Level two warnings have been issued for Laxey, Douglas, Castletown and Carrick Bay, so waves are likely to break over exposed coastal areas, bringing debris and temporary flooding.




This evening's sailing to Heysham has been cancelled, along with the return trip in the early hours of tomorrow morning. 




A decision is expected at 7am tomorrow about the morning's sailing.




At the airport, this evening’s flights to and from Gloucester are cancelled, as are flights to Blackpool, Belfast City, Liverpool and Gatwick, and the late arrival from Manchester.




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