Guernsey Climate & Weather

Guernsey Climate and Weather

The Channel Islands climate is a maritime one, with moderate temperatures experienced throughout the year. Sheltered by England and France, the islands are spared the strong winds of most offshore locations. Winters tend to be damp and cloudy, while summers are warm and sunny. In summer, between June and September, temperatures average around 68°F (20°C), but often reach 75°F (24°C).

In winter, between December and March, temperatures average about 42.8°F (6°C), and seldom drop below freezing. However, the wind-chill from arctic winds can make it very cold. Snow is rare, but is most likely to fall in February, which is the coldest month. Rain is possible at any time of year, but the wettest months are between October and January. June, July and August are the driest months.

The best time to visit Guernsey is in the summer, between June and September, when it is warm, dry and most likely to be sunny. May and October are also good months to visit.

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