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  • Tue Tuesday
    20°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    20°C 14°C
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  • Thu Thursday
    21°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    20°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    19°C 14°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 06:23 Sunset: 19:51 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
Wednesday
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Sunrise: 06:24 Sunset: 19:49 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:26 Sunset: 19:47 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:27 Sunset: 19:44 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:29 Sunset: 19:42 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1700 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Low cloud breaking to reveal some sunny spells on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

After a largely fine evening, it will become increasingly cloudy towards midnight, with areas of low cloud spreading across the region leading to some mist and fog patches developing, these mainly across the Moors. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Wednesday:

Low cloud, mist and any fog patches will lift and break to leave another mainly dry day, with some sunny spells developing. It will feel warm with light winds. Maximum Temperature 23C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Remaining largely fine, with variable cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some light rain or drizzle, most likely from Friday.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Settled conditions will persist, bringing variable cloud and sunny spells.

This Evening and Tonight:

A largely dry evening and night with light winds. However, further areas of low cloud will form overnight with mist or fog patches developing in places, mainly across hills. The cloud may be thick enough for the odd drizzly shower.

Wednesday:

Early mist and fog patches will lift and break during the morning. Otherwise, a mainly fine and dry day with variable amounts of cloud and some warm sunny spells.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Remaining largely fine, with variable amounts of cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some patchy light rain or drizzle.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 7 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 16 Sep 2014:

Variable, in places large, amounts of cloud and some sunny spells on Sunday. The cloud may be thick enough for the odd drizzly shower. However, cloud and outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, may affect southwestern parts at times. Into next week, still a good deal of dry and bright weather, especially towards the north and northwest, but probably becoming more unsettled across southern areas with outbreaks of rain developing, heavy at times. Light winds at first, but becoming breezy from the southwest. Temperatures generally near or a little above average. Into the latter part of next week and beyond, the most likely scenario is for the unsettled conditions to migrate towards the northwest of the UK, with the best of the drier and warmer conditions towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 1 Oct 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

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

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 Forrest, 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: 29 July 2014