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Issued at: 0700 on Thu 07 May 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Dry and bright for most with lighter winds today.

Today:

Dry and bright for most today with patchy cloud around for much of the day, possibly thick enough in the east this afternoon for an isolated shower. With much lighter winds it will feel warmer in any sunshine. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Tonight:

It will become cloudier and breezier overnight with rain spreading in from the southwest. The cloud and rain will keep temperatures up overnight. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Friday:

Rain will clear to the north during the morning leaving some sunshine around the middle of the day before more patchy rain moves northeastwards across the region later. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Plenty of dry and bright weather will be seen across the region over the weekend, feeling warmer in any sunshine. It will become cloudier and breezier on Monday, staying dry.

Updated at: 0435 on Thu 07 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Plenty of sunny spells and only isolated showers. Less windy.

Today:

Cool and windy in the far north with showers at times, wintry over hills during the morning. Mostly dry, bright, and feeling warmer elsewhere with light winds and only a few sharp showers possible across Southern parts of the UK.

Tonight:

Showers continuing in the far north of Scotland and Northern Ireland. Elsewhere mostly dry and chilly with a patchy frost in rural areas. Turning wetter and windier in the Southwest.

Friday:

Wet and windy weather will move northwards through the day. However most of Scotland will be drier and brighter with isolated showers. Southeastern England, becoming brighter after a damp start.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Dry and bright after a damp start Saturday with showers in the east. Wet and windy in the northwest Sunday, brighter and warmer elsewhere. Rain, patchier and spreading south Monday.

Updated at: 0435 on Thu 07 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 11 May 2015 to Wednesday 20 May 2015:

Outbreaks of rain in the far northwest at first on Monday will weaken and move southeast to become slow moving over Northern England and Southern Scotland. To the northwest, cooler, brighter but showery conditions will follow, while to the southeast warmer, drier and sunnier conditions are expected. It is then likely to become fairly unsettled through the rest of the week, particularly in the northwest, with occasional spells of rain or showers, and strong winds at times. Drier, brighter conditions are more likely towards the southeast, where it will also be rather warm for a time, although some showers cannot be ruled out here too. This northwest-southeast divide then looks likely to continue through the weekend and into the following week.

UK Outlook for Thursday 21 May 2015 to Thursday 4 Jun 2015:

Overall, fairly mixed conditions are expected through the period, with many areas experiencing spells of fine and bright weather, interspersed with more changeable conditions. The most unsettled conditions are likely to be across northern and northwestern areas, whilst the best of the settled weather is more likely towards the south and southeast. However, there is a signal that some drier conditions could develop across northern parts towards the end of May or early June as well. Temperatures are likely to be around average for most areas, although spells of more settled weather will be accompanied by higher daytime temperatures, particularly in the south or southeast, where it could be rather warm for a time. Some chilly nights are also possible, perhaps with isolated overnight frost in rural northern parts.

Updated at: 1202 on Wed 06 May 2015

Weather map

Thu 0900

Weather forecast map for Bournemouth

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