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Issued at: 1400 on Wed 27 May 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Largely dry through Wednesday but with patchy rain later.

Today:

Dry through the morning with light winds and some bright or sunny spells once any local mist or fog patches clear. Freshening winds, thickening cloud and patchy rain by the evening. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Tonight:

Thicker cloud and patchy rain will clear through the evening. Turning drier thereafter but staying fairly breezy with some clear spells and just the slight chance of an isolated shower. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Thursday:

A drier day with bright or sunny spells. It will remain fairly breezy, particularly through the start of the day, making it feel fairly cool for the time of year. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Breezy on Friday with showers or a longer spell of rain. Drier on Saturday with sunshine and lighter winds. Wet and windy weather spreading east on Sunday. Rather cool throughout.

Updated at: 0345 on Wed 27 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain spreading east through the day.

Today:

Showery across the far northwest but largely dry elsewhere through the morning with sunny spells, particularly in the south. Through the afternoon, rain and stronger winds will push eastwards, affecting many central and western areas by evening.

Tonight:

Rain will continue to move eastwards, clearing by around midnight. Staying windy with some clear spells but also scattered showers, mainly in the north and west. Chilly in the north.

Thursday:

Staying showery in the northwest with thunder and hail possible but with much fewer showers elsewhere with more sunshine. Windy with gales possible in the north. Feeling cool.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, breezy with showers or longer spells of rain. Saturday, drier but showery in the north. Sunday, wet and windy weather spreading east with blustery showers following. Rather cool throughout.

Updated at: 0345 on Wed 27 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 1 Jun 2015 to Wednesday 10 Jun 2015:

Rather unsettled conditions at first with spells of rain interspersed by drier, brighter and more showery interludes. It may be rather windy, particularly in the northwest, with the bulk of the rainfall also here. Southern and eastern areas look best placed for the driest, brightest weather. Temperatures are likely to be below average across the country, but particularly in the northwest. By midweek, unsettled conditions are considered likely to continue in the northwest, with slightly below average temperatures, but more settled, warmer, conditions may start to build in the south. Towards the end of the week these warmer, more settled conditions look likely to spread north to most of the country although perhaps with a risk of showers in the south.

UK Outlook for Thursday 11 Jun 2015 to Thursday 25 Jun 2015:

There is some uncertainty in the likely weather type through this period, however high pressure will have become established to the north of the UK. This would lead to drier, warmer conditions for many, these perhaps most prolonged across the north, but it may also allow some more unsettled, perhaps thundery weather to move up from continental Europe and affect the south of the UK. This trend looks like it may continue into the third week of June with drier than average conditions in the north, however some unsettled spells are also likely to push in from the west at times, as well some thundery outbreaks also coming up from the south.

Updated at: 1205 on Wed 27 May 2015

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Weather forecast map for Bournemouth

Bournemouth Bournemouth – Sunny intervals 50.7187 -1.8794
Yeovil Yeovil – Sunny day 50.9416 -2.632
Swindon Swindon – Sunny day 51.5556 -1.7784
Reading Reading – Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Exeter Exeter – Sunny day 50.7179 -3.5327
Brighton Brighton – Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
London London – Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248
Banbury Banbury – Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Sunny intervals 51.0777 -4.0571
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Plymouth Plymouth – Sunny day 50.3713 -4.1348
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Jersey Jersey – Sunny day 49.2079 -2.1955
Swansea Swansea – Cloudy 51.621 -3.9424
Rochester Rochester – Sunny intervals 51.3875 0.5084
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Cambridge Cambridge – Sunny day 52.2075 0.124
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Dover Dover – Sunny intervals 51.1259 1.3179

Location Details

Bournemouth

Location: 50.7187, -1.8794

Altitude: 22m above mean sea level

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Bournemouth information

Bournemouth is a coastal town in the south west of England, situated in the county of Dorset. Located between Poole and Christchurch, the town is accessible via road on the A338 - also known as the Wessex Way.

Founded in 1810, Bournemouth grew with the introduction of the railway, which saw a huge surge in visitors numbers to the seaside town. As the city grew, so did the attractions; starting with a library and museum and increasing to art galleries, cinemas and other attractions.

Throughout history, Bournemouth has been known as a seaside resort. Boasting seven miles of award winning beaches, the bay of Bournemouth takes its shelter from the surrounding cliffs to create its own microclimate - ideal for holidaymakers. The beach offers a variety of amusements from a stroll along the pier through to water sports. It is even host to the annual Bournemouth air festival, which is spread over four days of flying displays, shopping and evening entertainment.

There are many attractions in the surrounding area to explore including the New Forest, a myriad of quaint coastal towns, rugged walks and breathtakingly beautiful coastal scenes.

Average winter temperatures in Bournemouth can vary from 1.2 °C at their lowest to as mild as 8.7 °C. The coldest month is usually February, whilst December sees the warmest temperatures over winter. It also has more days of air frost on average than any other month. Bournemouth winter temperatures tend to be 1 to 2 °C warmer when compared to the UK average. On average, rainfall accumulation is lower in January compared to December, and typically February has even less. December has the second highest rainfall accumulation of any month.

From March to May sunshine hours increase significantly above the UK average. Likewise temperatures increase from 11 °C to 17 °C. Compared to other months from the start of spring to the end of summer, March has a relatively high accumulation of rainfall on average. This figure drops for April, and then again for May. Similarly, March has more 'rain days' than any month until October.

July is usually the hottest month in Bournemouth where average summer temperatures in reach 22.1 °C. The average maximum temperature for August is almost the same. July is also the sunniest month of the year with an average of 232 sunshine hours. August has fewer days of rainfall more than 1mm than any other month, although July has the least rainfall accumulation.

September in Bournemouth can be as mild as June with a maximum daytime average of 19.3 °C. It's rare but not unknown for an air frost to occur as early as September in Bournemouth; though the long term average is around one day every ten years. Autumn months see the most rainfall in Bournemouth as collectively the average accumulation is around 267 mm.

Climate data based on Hurn, 1981 - 2010.

Last updated: 30 October 2014