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Alderney lighthouse

Alderney Lighthouse was built in 1912 in order to act as a guide to passing shipping and to warn vessels of the treacherous waters around the Isle. It is sited on Quénard Point, to the north-east of the Island.

The Alderney Race, a notorious strait of water between Alderney and Cap de la Hague in France includes the strongest tidal streams in Europe. These are caused by the tidal surge from the Atlantic building up in the cul de sac of the gulf of St Malo with the only escape in the north east corner between Alderney and Cap de la Hague. Water flows through at speed at high tide and is sucked back down through as the tide recedes. An uneven sea bed adds to the turbulance with a number of hazardous rocks located within a few miles of the lighthouse.

Alderney has a visitor centre but opening is restricted.

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Alderney-lighthouse

7 Day Weather Forecast

Today
Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 8.7 m/sec (NW)
Thursday, Sep 29
Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (NNW)
Friday, Sep 30
Expect a temp in the range 15.7℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (N)
Saturday, Oct 01
Expect a temp in the range 16.8℃ to 17.2℃ with wind speed 12.6 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Oct 02
Expect a temp in the range 16℃ to 16.4℃ with wind speed 10.6 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Oct 03
Expect a temp in the range 15.4℃ to 16℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Oct 04
Expect a temp in the range 15.5℃ to 15.7℃ with wind speed 0.8 m/sec (S)

Saint Anne weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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