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.
Alderney lighthouse 7 day weather forecast, weather in Saint Anne, Alderney
Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 13.8℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 12.6℃ to 13.5℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (NNW)
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 13.6℃ with wind speed 1.6 m/sec (N)
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 12℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (N)
Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 13.1℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 13.2℃ to 13.9℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (ENE)
Saint Anne weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
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