A beach trip in November? Sunny skies and temperatures of 17°C forecast for Jersey this weekend

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ISLANDERS could enjoy a bonus trip to the beach this weekend – as temperatures are set to rise into the high teens.

Mainly sunny conditions and highs of 17°C are expected on Saturday and Sunday as a plume of warm air from Africa pushes north over much of Western Europe.

Some parts of central and southern France could see temperatures as high as 22°C.

The unseasonably warm November comes following the joint-mildest October on record in what has been a year dominated by concerns over climate change.

Figures released to the JEP by Jersey Met show that so far in 2022:

  • Every month except June has had below-average rainfall.

  • The Island recorded its warmest-ever summer with an average temperature of 19.6°C – narrowly beating the famously hot summer of 1976.

  • Jersey smashed its all-time temperature record, with 37.9°C being registered on 18 July.

  • It then sweltered in its hottest-ever night, when the temperature did not drop below 25.5°C.

  • And saw a record four so-called tropical nights (where the temperature remains over 20°C) – more than any other year, as well as the latest tropical night, on 13 September.

  • The Island also had a record number of days (eight) when the mercury topped 30°C.

  • And for the first time ever, the sea temperature has remained above the long-term average every day of the year so far.

The warm weather is set to be replaced by more changeable conditions early next week, when temperatures are expected to drop back down to 14°C or 15°C.

In its medium-term forecast for 14 to 23 November, the UK Met Office says: ‘On Monday, cloud and rain in the west and should move erratically eastward through the day.

‘Ahead of this areas of fog and low cloud are likely across eastern areas, but this lifting as the rain arrives and breeze picks up.

‘For much of the rest of the period, unsettled conditions are more likely to continue in most parts, with one or more deep low-pressure systems probably developing over the Atlantic or in the vicinity of the UK.

‘As a result, spells of rain are expected across most parts of the UK, with eastern and perhaps southeastern areas likely remaining drier. Gales are likely at times, with a small chance of stormy conditions developing.

‘Temperatures are expected to be near or slightly above normal throughout the UK.’

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