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    18°C 15°C
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    18°C 16°C
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    17°C 8°C
    Light shower day
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    15°C 14°C
    Light shower day
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Issued at: 0600 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Dry for most with some warm sunny spells.

Today:

Any mist or fog patches will clear through the morning. For many it will be another dry and fairly cloudy day, but there will be some warm sunny spells, especially later in the afternoon. The odd shower could also develop. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Tonight:

Any showers will soon clear, then it will remain dry with clear spells, but also some areas of low cloud and patchy fog. It will become a little breezier overnight. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Friday:

It will be a dry and breezy day with variable cloud amounts and some bright or sunny intervals at times. It will feel warm in places sheltered from the breeze. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Locally heavy rain and strong winds clearing eastwards on Saturday, with clearer and cooler conditions following. Then remaining unsettled, often breezy and cool, with showers or longer spells of rain.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Becoming wet and very windy in northwest. Mostly dry elsewhere.

Today:

Winds strengthening across Scotland and Northern Ireland through today, with severe gales developing in the far northwest. Dry for most places, with some sunny spells, especially across northern and central areas. However the odd shower also developing in the south.

Tonight:

Wet and windy night across Northern Ireland and Scotland as a band of persistent and occasionally heavy rain edges southeastwards. Elsewhere dry with clear spells. Patchy fog in the south.

Friday:

Persistent and sometimes heavy rain affecting Northern Ireland, and southern and eastern Scotland for much of the day, and perhaps moving into northern England later. Largely dry and breezy elsewhere.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday, band of locally heavy rain and strong winds continuing southeastwards, clearing the far southeast later. Then remaining unsettled, often breezy and cool, with showers or longer spells of rain.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 15 Oct 2014:

The trend for most places through next week will be generally unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, which are likely to be heavy at times, mainly across western and northern parts. There are also likely to be some drier and brighter interludes in between. Breezy at times, with a risk of gales in the north and west. Temperatures generally on the cool side, especially in the wet and windy spells. There will be a risk of local frost and fog patches developing where clear skies prevail and winds fall light during the nights, particularly across northern parts. Thereafter the unsettled conditions are likely to continue across most areas. However, it is possible that later in the period eastern and southeastern may become increasingly drier and brighter.

UK Outlook for Thursday 16 Oct 2014 to Thursday 30 Oct 2014:

Current indications now suggest that generally unsettled conditions are likely to affect many areas of the UK during this period, with spells of wet and windy weather. However these are likely to be interspersed with drier and clearer interludes, which will also bring an increasing risk of overnight frosts and fog patches, especially across northern parts. Daytime temperatures generally close to the seasonal average.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 02 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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