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Issued at: 0300 on Fri 24 Feb 2017

Forecast summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Dry, bright and cold with much lighter winds.

Today:

It will be a cold and bright start with patchy frost and ice, especially on untreated surfaces. However, most will be fine and cold with sunny spells and much lighter winds, although it will cloud over in the west later. Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Tonight:

Cloud will generally become thicker overnight, although it should stay dry with a strengthening breeze developing through the early hours. As a result, it will be milder and frost free. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

Saturday:

Saturday will start dry, but many will turn wet and windy through the afternoon with some heavy rain across western upslopes. Despite this, it will be mild. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunday may start dry and bright, but becoming windy with some rain possible later. Monday and Tuesday will become colder with sunshine and blustery showers, wintry on the hills.

Updated at: 0202 on Fri 24 Feb 2017

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cold and bright. Turning wet and windy in the north-west.

Today:

It will be a cold and bright start with patchy frost and the risk of ice. England and Wales will remain fine and cold with lighter winds, but across western Scotland and Northern Ireland it will become wet and windy.

Tonight:

Unsettled weather will arrive overnight with gales in the north-west and persistent rain across western Scotland and north-west England. Further south it will be drier but cloudy. Mild for all.

Saturday:

Wet and windy weather will spread southwards, with persistent rain on western upslopes of England and Wales. Little rain will reach the east and the north-west will turn drier. Mild.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Staying unsettled over the next few days with spells of wet and windy weather for many. Turning colder next week with sunshine and blustery showers, these wintry on the hills.

Updated at: 0156 on Fri 24 Feb 2017

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 28 Feb 2017 to Thursday 9 Mar 2017:

A fairly unsettled picture is likely at first, as further weather systems affect the UK from the Atlantic. Sunshine and showers are likely for many areas at first. Further frontal zones then bringing cloudier, wetter weather, particularly in the north west; with some snow over northern hills. Feeling colder than of late, especially further north, with temperatures closer to average in the south. The changeable Atlantic influence could remain in place through early March, with stronger winds and rain more likely in north and western areas; drier and brighter further south and east, but temperatures returning to around normal. There is a smaller probability of more settled conditions developing on the continent, which could bring a greater risk of overnight fog and frost particularly for eastern UK.

Updated at: 1259 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

UK Outlook for Friday 10 Mar 2017 to Friday 24 Mar 2017:

For the rest of March signals are weak and confidence is low. There could be spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with brighter and showery conditions with some snow possible across the north of the UK. There could, however, also be some drier and brighter spells, particularly in the south and east where we may see some local frost and fog at times overnight. Temperatures are expected to be around average for the time of year but there remains a small chance of seeing a more prolonged cold spell, if settled conditions were to develop more widely. This is more likely later in the period.

Updated at: 1306 on Thu 23 Feb 2017

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Dorchester

Dorchester Dorchester – Clear night 50.7138 -2.4381
Southampton Southampton – Clear night 50.9093 -1.403
Exeter Exeter – Clear night 50.7179 -3.5327
Cardiff Cardiff – Clear night 51.4812 -3.1778
Swindon Swindon – Clear night 51.5556 -1.7784
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Partly cloudy night 51.0777 -4.0571
Plymouth Plymouth – Partly cloudy night 50.3713 -4.1348
Reading Reading – Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Swansea Swansea – Clear night 51.621 -3.9424
Hereford Hereford – Partly cloudy night 52.056 -2.7146
Brighton Brighton – Clear night 50.822 -0.1356
Banbury Banbury – Clear night 52.0625 -1.3383
Jersey Jersey – Cloudy 49.2079 -2.1955
London London – Partly cloudy night 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Partly cloudy night 52.0382 -0.7555
Birmingham Birmingham – Partly cloudy night 52.4859 -1.889
Pembroke Pembroke – Partly cloudy night 51.6731 -4.9084
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Partly cloudy night 52.5118 -3.3118
Camborne Camborne – Partly cloudy night 50.2122 -5.2937

Location Details

Dorchester

Location: 50.7138, -2.4381

Altitude: 71.0 m above mean sea level

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