Channel Islands Weather & Climate

Local Weather & When to Visit
The Channel Islands are located in the English Channel off the south coast of England and the coast of Normandy in France, towns include St Helier, Saint Peter Port and Saint Anne, the islands are well known for being a centre for financial services and as a scenic holiday destination. The Channel Islands has a temperate maritime climate with typically warm rather than hot summers and cool to cold winters. Channel Islands rarely experiences very extreme weather meaning Channel Islands can be visited throughout the year.

On average the hottest month is August in summer and the coldest is January in winter. Rainfall varies throughout the year with the wettest month being November, December and January and the driest month being July. Very cold weather with frost and snow is rare in the Channel Islands.

The weather is unpredictable as with the rest of the UK and it is possible to see elements of all four seasons in one day. It is advisable for visitors to check the weather forecast before they arrive in Channel Islands to get a better idea of the sort of clothing they will need during their trip. Bringing hooded waterproof coats and hats will ensure visitors are prepared for any spells of wind and rain the city and the region may experience.

Channel Islands (St Helier) Average Weather
Average Temperature high: 14.8°C (58.6 °F)
Average Temperature low: 8.8°C (47.9 °F)
Average Monthly Precipitation: 71.16 (mm)

The days are at their shortest and the temperature at the coolest, the days can be crisp and clear therefore if visitors do not mind the cold, it is possible to enjoy visiting Channel Islands in winter. It can get cold so visitors are advised to bring warm winter clothing. From December to February the average daytime temperatures are between 8°C and 10°C.

The climate is milder in spring making it a good time to visit Channel Islands. There can be some great sunny days mixed with cooler and wet weather. Spring is a good time to visit Channel Islands if visitors prefer the weather mild to warm and offers an alternative to visiting in peak summer. From March to May the average daytime temperatures are between 11°C and 17°C.

Most days in summer range from mild to warm with the possibility of some infrequent hotter days, the days are at their longest in the summer. There may be overcast and humid conditions in the summer. The average temperature in July and August in St Helier in Jersey is approx 21°C, making for pleasant summer temperatures. The summer is a good time to explore a number of local beaches, visitor attractions, towns and villages and take in the scenic countryside and coastline along the way. From June to August the average daytime temperatures are between 19°C and 22°C.

The climate can vary from some pleasantly mild days particularly at the start of September to cooler and colder days in October and November. Autumn is a good time to visit Channel Islands as it avoids the peak summer tourist season, where the island is very popular among visitors whilst still having milder temperatures and longer hours of daylight particularly at the start of September. From September to November the average daytime temperatures are between 12°C and 19°C.

Channel Islands (Jersey) Weather:

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