Waves breaking over the Ortac Northern Gannetry, birds can still be seen on nestWaves breaking over the Ortac Northern Gannetry, birds can still be seen on nest

Nestling at the northern most tip of the Bay Normand-Breton, exposed to the Atlantic Ocean to the west and suffering the winds funnelling down the English Channel, Alderney, like all islands, is very much aware of its weather.

Our dedicated weather guru is Grant Le Marchant (AWT Volunteer).

This, along with resources such as the Jersey Meterological Office, makes the lives of all of us at the Alderney Wildlife Trust that little bit easier.

                                        DAILY WEATHER FORECAST

Alderney weather forecast issued 0800 GMT Saturday 23rd January 2021.

Good morning,  an area of low pressure centred just to our South over Jersey is moving East, an occluded front wrapped around this feature which gave us the heavy overnight rain will move away this morning SE.

Weather for today, rain this morning, heavy with a risk of hail, clearing by lunchtime to showers. A more organised band of heavy rain arriving overnight.

Winds, these are going to be all over the place due to the centre of low pressure being so nearby, starting off E'ly F2 to F3 backing N'ly then NW'ly by lunchtime F3 to F4, further backing SW this afternoon and then S'ly overnight F2 to F3.

Sea State, Moderate.

Temps. Max. 7C. Min. 3C. Risk of ground frost.

As I type this it is snowing over nearby France, we might see some sleet over the weekend but it's too warm to settle. Things might get colder going into February.  







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