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    10°C 8°C
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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Breezy and cloudy tonight. Turning wet and windy on Monday.

This Evening and Tonight:

A breezy night for all and mainly dry with clear spells, however, it will be cloudy across the west of the region with patchy rain. This may spread further east during the early hours. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Monday:

Breezy, cloudy and damp at first but more persistent rain will move eastwards across the region from late morning, heavy at times. Winds will strengthen too, with coastal gales likely. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Very windy on Tuesday and Wednesday with sunny spells and isolated showers. Coastal gales are possible on Tuesday. It will be cloudier and wetter on Thursday with lighter winds.

Updated at: 1558 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly dry tonight, but icy stretches forming across northern Britain.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and patchy rain in the far southwest of the UK, otherwise clear spells and showers, these mainly across the north, with some hill snow. Windy across the north too, with patchy frost and ice.

Monday:

A bright start for many, although wintry showers will continue across the far north with sunny spells too. Elsewhere cloud, rain and strong winds will spread eastwards from late morning.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Very windy on Tuesday and Wednesday with sunshine and showers, wintry across northern Britain where it will be cold with gales. Turning cloudier and wetter from the southwest on Thursday.

Updated at: 1555 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 3 Apr 2015 to Sunday 12 Apr 2015:

Many areas away from the far northeast of the UK will probably be dull and cloudy with outbreaks of rain on Good Friday. However, it should be mostly dry during the weekend with variable and often large amounts of cloud. Winds should also be light or moderate and daytime temperatures near or slightly below average. On Easter Monday and Tuesday, thicker cloud, outbreaks of rain and stronger winds may affect western and northwestern parts of Britain but most other areas should be dry with sunny spells. Temperatures show signs of becoming a little above average. Thereafter, northwestern areas are more likely to have the most changeable conditions with spells of rain interspersed with colder, showery weather. Meanwhile, the best of the drier and brighter conditions should be to the southeast.

UK Outlook for Monday 13 Apr 2015 to Monday 27 Apr 2015:

During the second half of April conditions are considered most likely to be broadly typical for the time of year. As such some spells of fine, dry weather are likely, the best of these probably over southern regions, but occasional bouts of more unsettled weather with rain or showers should also be expected, perhaps more especially in the north. During fine spells maximum temperatures are likely to be near or a little above average, whilst during showery spells daytime temperatures may well be below average, especially in the north. Some cold nights, with localised frost, are also likely at times.

Updated at: 1212 on Sun 29 Mar 2015

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Weather forecast map for Bournemouth

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