Saint Aubin, Jersey

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For other places with the same name, see Saint-Aubin (disambiguation).
The Parish Hall of St. Brelade is situated in St. Aubin
St. Aubin's Fort

Saint Aubin or St Aubin is a port in the Channel Island of Jersey. It opens out to a bay of the Gulf of Saint-Malo.

Originally a fishing village[1] located on the west side of Saint Aubin's Bay opposing St Helier to the east, St Aubin is the hub of the parish of St Brelade. Its name refers to Saint Aubin the 6th Century C.E. bishop of Angers, and may reflect the name of a long-disappeared chapel.

The parish hall is housed in the former railway station.[2] The Railway Walk, a trail following the route of the former railway to La Corbière, starts from St Aubin.[3]

Saint Aubin's Fort (49°11′03″N 2°09′41″W / 49.1843°N 2.1614°W / 49.1843; -2.1614 (Saint Aubin's Fort, Jersey)) lies in the bay on a tidal island, just outside the harbour. This fort is accessible on foot, at a low tide, via a causeway that runs from the road just in front of the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club. The fort features a tower keep that is surrounded by granite walls and ramparts. During the Occupation of the Channel Islands, the German forces added bunkers and other features to the fort.

The church of St Aubin on the Hill is located uphill from the harbour.

Climate[edit]

Saint Aubin enjoys a relatively warm version of temperate Oceanic climate (Cfb) with mild temperatures year round and rare negative extremes. There are relatively low precipitations, nearly all in form of rain or mist (843 mm/annum). There are four seasons with wet and mild winter starting in early December and ending in the beginning of March, changing into much sunnier and warmer spring which ends during May. Local summer, sunny, warm and quite dry, then continues up to its end in the course of September. Autumn, rapidly cooling and wetter lasts into the end of November. Average round the clock temperatures in July stays on +18.8°C and February mean temperatures stays on +5.4°C. The whole year average is 11.8 °C (53.2 °F), the warmest place on the Jersey island.

Climate data for Saint Aubin
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.0
(46.4)
8.1
(46.6)
11.4
(52.5)
14.0
(57.2)
17.3
(63.1)
20.4
(68.7)
22.4
(72.3)
22.3
(72.1)
19.8
(67.6)
15.8
(60.4)
11.6
(52.9)
8.9
(48)
15.0
(59)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.5
(41.9)
5.4
(41.7)
8.0
(46.4)
10.4
(50.7)
13.5
(56.3)
16.7
(62.1)
18.8
(65.8)
18.8
(65.8)
16.5
(61.7)
12.6
(54.7)
8.9
(48)
6.4
(43.5)
11.8
(53.2)
Average low °C (°F) 3.1
(37.6)
2.8
(37)
4.6
(40.3)
6.9
(44.4)
9.8
(49.6)
13.0
(55.4)
15.3
(59.5)
15.4
(59.7)
13.2
(55.8)
9.4
(48.9)
6.2
(43.2)
3.9
(39)
8.6
(47.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 95
(3.74)
72
(2.83)
65
(2.56)
50
(1.97)
54
(2.13)
45
(1.77)
43
(1.69)
53
(2.09)
72
(2.83)
84
(3.31)
103
(4.06)
107
(4.21)
843
(33.19)
Source: Climate-Data.ORG

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Coordinates: 49°11′15″N 2°10′13″W / 49.1874°N 2.1704°W / 49.1874; -2.1704