Alderney lighthouse

Alderney lighthouse, Quénard Point, Alderney, Guernsey

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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.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain in the morning.
     
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       68%  72%   2 mph
      5:09 am    9:05 pm
    Tuesday, May 30th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    16
       0%  59%   4 mph
      5:08 am    9:06 pm

    Wednesday, May 31st
     Partly cloudy until evening.
     
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       0%  59%   1 mph
      5:07 am    9:07 pm
    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Partly cloudy until evening.
     
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       1%  29%   2 mph
      5:07 am    9:08 pm

    Friday, Jun 2nd
     Partly cloudy until afternoon.
     
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    18
       7%  35%   1 mph
      5:06 am    9:09 pm
    Saturday, Jun 3rd
     Light rain until evening.
     
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    15
       61%  68%   4 mph
      5:05 am    9:10 pm

    Sunday, Jun 4th
     Partly cloudy overnight.
     
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    15
       0%  9%   6 mph
      5:05 am    9:11 pm
    Monday, Jun 5th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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    17
       3%  51%   1 mph
      5:04 am    9:12 pm

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