©Joshua Copping - Sun from behind the clouds

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.

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.


Alderney weather forecast issued 0800 UTC Thursday 9th December 2021.

Good morning, Storm Barra finally losing it's identity as it drifts out over the North Sea leaving us in an unstable NW'ly flow. A warm front in the Western Approaches will encroach East to affect us later.

Weather for today, occasional heavy showers at first becoming more isolated before cloud increasing from later this morning with more organised rain this afternoon heavy at times, clearing this evening to heavy showers overnight.

Winds, W F4 to F5 this morning backing S-SW this afternoon F5 to F6 veering this evening W-NW and increasing F6 to F7 veering further NW possibly gale F8 with gusts to 50 Kts near any showers.

Sea State, Moderate becoming R.ROugh to Rough this evening.

Temps. Max. 11C. Min. 9C.  

Beaufort wind scale