Weather

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 Director).

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 BST Monday 14th October 2019.

Good morning, a complicated picture synoptically this morning. We have an area of low pressure with associated fronts moving North from Biscay and introducing warmish air, we also have another area of low pressure moving East from Ireland and losing it's identity.

Weather for today, another cloudy and murky one in prospect with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times with a risk of thunder. Hill fog patches this morning. We might get a rerun of yesterday and this precipitation might move away North in time for some sunny periods later before dusk, then isolated showers developing. 

Winds, SE F4 to F5 at first,becoming cyclonic variable as the centre of low pressure moves over us, before settling down to W-SW F3 to F5, S for a time then SW overnight F5 to F6 by morning.

Sea State, Moderate to R.Rough.

Temps. Max. 16C. Min. 12C.

A very unsettled week coming up, if you are planning any outside jobs this week the best day will be tomorrow and probably the only dry day in prospect as a temporary ridge moves through. The other upside is that it will remain mild.

 

 

 

 

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