Yesterday's hot and humid E’Ly wind will be replaced by a fresh force 4-6 SW’ly (veering WNW’ly towards evening) That's not great news for most, but the west-coast windsurfers will certainly be smiling. It will be good for the Castle Swim at 3pm too, because Havelet and the other east-coast beaches will be the calmest and warmest on the island. The top temperature will be about 21-22C in Town, but we will probably only scrape 19-20C further west. This is because the sunny moments will definitely be in a minority, whilst the longer cloudy spells will even be thick enough to produce a shower or two.
The tides will be 3.25m low at 10:10am and then 7.56m high at 4:20m.
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
The thermometers won't register much more than on Sunday, possibly one degree higher at best. However, there will be much more sunshine and the lighter NW’ly (force 3-4) breeze will feel much more comfortable. The east-coast will be one of the warmest areas again, but on this day the south coast will be too. Petit Bot and Moulin Huet should be the cream of the crop during the morning, whilst the low tide leaves the sand uncovered. However, Saints’ and Fermain will probably be nicest towards the late afternoon high, when swimmers will enjoy water temperatures of about 18C.
Much like the previous Saturday, light ENE’ly breezes will crank the heat right back up to about 24C. Sunshine should be in abundance and every beach will be in their prime. If you have to return to work on this day then don't despair, the tide will be low at lunchtime, so the north and south coast beaches will be great for a refreshing swim (as will the bathing pools). Then, with high tide at dinner time, the west-coast beaches like Port Soif, Grande Rocque and Les Amarreurs will be smouldering and sparkling.
As winds stay very light, and the sunshine stays hot (although increasingly hazy), the first waves from a mid-Atlantic depression will start marching onto our beaches. The Vazon surf should be 2-4’ and clean through the late afternoon and evening.
Max temps will be about the same as on Tuesday in all parts (possibly even a degree higher).
The hazy sunshine and medium-sized surf should carry on pulsing away, just like on Wednesday. This dry settled bliss may carry on for a few more days, or this might be the last. It's too uncertain to say right now, but be prepared to make the most of it. The tidal range will be fairly large, with highs of about 9m at breakfast time and dinner time, and a low of about 1.4m in the early afternoon.
FRIDAY AND NEXT WEEKEND
Depending on whether that wave-making Atlantic depression, tracks towards northern or central parts of the UK, our weather will either continue to be very warm dry and calm, or it might turn windy, cloudy and showery. Watch this space.
Either way, the mist exciting feature on the weather map will be Ex-Huricane Gaston, way out west. The first surf from this text-book swirly character, should be with us before the weekend us through. We can be quite confident that this swell will be much more powerful than the precious one, but the quality and finesse will depend on our local weather and wind details. Once again, watch this space but feel free to get excited.
The next forecast update will be on Tuesday evening