Guernsey Press

‘Indian Summer’ conditions until middle of week

GUERNSEY is set to continue enjoying Indian Summer weather conditions until the middle of the week.

Vazon Bay pictured in the second week of October, the late good weather has been described as an Indian summer. (Picture supplied by Tiny Taxis)

Some sources indicated that temperatures reached 24C on Sunday and 23C yesterday and highs of 21C are expected over the next couple of days.

After a summer of often dire weather, hundreds of islanders headed to beaches at the weekend to make the most of the unseasonal conditions.

Sea temperatures also remain warmer than the average for this time of year.

It was recorded as 17.8C on 5 October when the average between 1980 and 2019 was 16.3C.

‘We measure the surface sea temperature every Thursday morning from two locations, one reading from the Cambridge Steps on the White Rock and another from the steps below the VTS watchtower inside the St Peter Port harbour northern entrance,’ said a spokesperson for Sea Fisheries.

‘An average is then taken between the two readings and recorded.

‘The digital thermometer is checked twice a year using three normal thermometers to check for accuracy.’

Since May this year, Sea Fisheries has been recording sea temperatures approximately 1.5C above the 1980-2019 average.