Use my current location crosshair

Bournemouth

Recent locations
Bournemouth last 24 hours
  • 16°C 11°C
    Cloudy
  • 17°C 11°C
    Cloudy
  • 17°C 8°C
    Cloudy
  • 17°C 11°C
    Sunny day
  • 16°C 12°C
    Cloudy
Thursday   (03 September 2015)
0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Clear night Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
12 12 11 11 11 11 12 14 15 15 15 16 15 16 16 15 15 14 14 13 12
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
11 10 10 10 10 10 11 12 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 13 12 11
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
NW 7 14 NW 7 13 NW 6 12 WNW 6 13 WNW 6 12 WNW 6 12 WNW 7 13 NW 9 17 NW 10 18 WNW 9 17 WNW 10 18 NW 10 18 NW 9 17 NW 10 19 NW 10 19 NW 10 19 NW 9 16 NW 8 14 NW 7 12 NW 6 11 NW 7 12
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G G G G
Humidity arrow down
80% 82% 84% 86% 86% 84% 80% 67% 61% 59% 58% 55% 57% 56% 52% 56% 60% 64% 68% 72% 76%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
Friday   (04 September 2015)
0000 0100 0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 14 14 15 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 14 14 13 12
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
11 11 10 10 10 9 9 9 10 11 12 12 13 14 14 15 14 14 13 13 12 12 11 11
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
NW 7 12 NW 7 12 NW 7 12 NW 6 11 NW 6 11 NW 6 11 NW 6 11 NW 6 11 NW 7 11 NNW 7 13 NNW 8 16 NNW 8 16 NNW 8 15 NNW 7 16 NNW 8 18 NNW 9 18 NNW 10 20 NNW 10 20 NNW 9 18 NNW 9 16 NNW 8 16 NNW 8 14 NNW 8 13 NNW 8 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G G G M G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G
Humidity arrow down
78% 80% 80% 81% 83% 85% 85% 87% 85% 81% 75% 72% 67% 61% 60% 58% 55% 57% 59% 61% 66% 70% 74% 77%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
Saturday   (05 September 2015)
0000 0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Sunny intervals Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Clear night
Temperature (°C)
12 12 11 12 14 16 17 15 12
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
10 10 10 10 12 15 15 14 11
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% 10% 10% <5% 10% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
NNW 7 13 NNW 7 13 NW 7 12 NW 8 14 NNW 9 19 N 8 18 N 9 19 NNE 9 17 NNE 7 11
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G VG VG G
Humidity arrow down
79% 79% 83% 89% 80% 70% 62% 59% 72%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 3 4 2 1 0
Sunday   (06 September 2015)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy
Temperature (°C)
10 9 8 13 16 17 16 14
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
9 7 6 12 15 16 15 14
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
NNE 6 9 NNE 5 7 N 5 7 NNW 4 10 NW 5 15 NW 7 15 NW 7 14 NNW 6 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G VG VG VG G
Humidity arrow down
83% 88% 91% 69% 56% 56% 61% 74%
UV index arrow down
0 0 1 3 5 2 1 0
Monday   (07 September 2015)
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Overcast Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Overcast
Temperature (°C)
13 12 11 13 15 16 16 14
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
12 11 10 12 14 15 15 14
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% 10% 10% <5% 10% 10% 10%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
N 6 11 N 7 11 N 6 10 N 7 13 N 5 13 N 5 12 NE 5 10 NE 5 10
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G G G
Humidity arrow down
81% 86% 87% 76% 67% 67% 69% 80%
UV index arrow down
0 0 1 2 4 2 1 0
More Detail chevron down

Issued at: 0200 on Thu 03 Sep 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Sunny intervals and isolated showers. Rather cool.

Today:

A chilly, dry and bright start for many, leading to a day of isolated light scattered showers, but with some good sunny intervals. Feeling rather cool, with a northerly breeze but pleasant in any sunshine. Maximum Temperature 16°C.

Tonight:

Staying mostly dry overnight with variable amounts of cloud. Some clearer spells will develop allowing temperatures to fall into single figures. Winds easing. Minimum Temperature 10°C.

Friday:

Another largely dry day with isolated showers. Some sunny spells for a time, best to the south of high ground. Feeling pleasant in any sunshine and lighter winds. Maximum Temperature 18°C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

As high pressure builds from the west, it will turn dry with variable amounts of cloud and some sunshine. Winds becoming light. Feeling pleasant in any sunshine, but chilly overnight.

Updated at: 0415 on Thu 03 Sep 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain for eastern parts, sunshine and showers elsewhere. Breezy.

Today:

Mixture of cloud, bright spells and scattered showers, these lighter and less frequent for southern areas. A cloudier picture further north, with persistent rain affecting eastern coastal sites. Staying windy, especially in the east. Feeling rather cool for early September.

Tonight:

Showery rain in eastern England, turning thundery in parts of East Anglia. Drier but rather cloudy elsewhere, with scattered showers in the far north and west. Breezy, especially in east.

Friday:

Rain clearing eastern parts. Largely dry elsewhere with variable amounts of cloud. Some outbreaks of rain in Scotland. Best of the brightness in south and west. Breezy and rather cool.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Turning drier as high pressure builds from the west. Variable amounts of cloud with some bright spells, more sunshine likely on Monday. Feeling warm in any sunshine, but chilly overnight.

Updated at: 0204 on Thu 03 Sep 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 7 Sep 2015 to Wednesday 16 Sep 2015:

Settled conditions with variable cloud amounts and sunny spells are to develop through Monday. Perhaps a few light showers may develop around windward coasts in the east and northwest at first. Through the rest of the outlook period the settled conditions should become established across all parts, with some cool misty starts followed by dry and fine days. Temperatures will be close to normal and it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine and gradually trend upwards through the week. Overnight temperatures are likely to be on the chilly side at first, with a risk of some localised rural grass frosts, most especially in the north. More unsettled conditions are likely to develop towards the northwest during the latter half of the period.

UK Outlook for Thursday 17 Sep 2015 to Thursday 1 Oct 2015:

The second half of September is likely to see a trend towards a northwest, southeast split, with the southeast holding on to the best of the drier weather, although with occasional unsettled spells developing here, while the northwest sees more regular outbreaks of rain and strong winds. Temperatures will be generally close to average, but with cooler conditions developing towards the north and west later. By the end of the month there is a small chance of some more settled warmer conditions becoming established again.

Updated at: 0204 on Thu 03 Sep 2015

Weather map

Thu 0400

Weather forecast map for Bournemouth

Bournemouth Bournemouth – Partly cloudy night 50.7187 -1.8794
Yeovil Yeovil – Clear night 50.9416 -2.632
Swindon Swindon – Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Reading Reading – Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Exeter Exeter – Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Brighton Brighton – Partly cloudy night 50.822 -0.1356
Cardiff Cardiff – Partly cloudy night 51.4812 -3.1778
London London – Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Banbury Banbury – Partly cloudy night 52.0625 -1.3383
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Cloudy 51.0777 -4.0571
Hereford Hereford – Partly cloudy night 52.056 -2.7146
Plymouth Plymouth – Partly cloudy night 50.3713 -4.1348
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Partly cloudy night 52.0382 -0.7555
Jersey Jersey – Partly cloudy night 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) – Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Peterborough Peterborough – Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388

Location Details

Bournemouth

Location: 50.7187, -1.8794

Altitude: 22m above mean sea level

Video forecast

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