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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.
Alderney lighthouse Weather Forecast
Light rain today and Saturday, with temperatures rising to 18°C on Friday.Light rain in the morning.Today's Forecast
12->1468% 72% 2 mph
5:09 am 9:05 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, May 30th
11->160% 59% 4 mph
5:08 am 9:06 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Wednesday, May 31st
11->160% 59% 1 mph
5:07 am 9:07 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Thursday, Jun 1st
11->181% 29% 2 mph
5:07 am 9:08 pmPartly cloudy until afternoon.Friday, Jun 2nd
11->187% 35% 1 mph
5:06 am 9:09 pmLight rain until evening.Saturday, Jun 3rd
11->1561% 68% 4 mph
5:05 am 9:10 pmPartly cloudy overnight.Sunday, Jun 4th
11->150% 9% 6 mph
5:05 am 9:11 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, Jun 5th
12->173% 51% 1 mph
5:04 am 9:12 pm