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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Largely sunny with the odd shower.

Today:

It will be a largely sunny day across the region with a few showers in coastal areas to start, which may push inland later. It will feel pleasantly warm in the sunshine despite the southwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 19°C.

Tonight:

Any remaining showers will fizzle out into this evening, leaving largely clear skies. Under these it may feel chilly, particularly in rural spots. Minimum Temperature 10°C.

Saturday:

It'll be a bright start on Saturday with plenty of sunshine and staying mostly dry. By evening cloud will start to push in from the south with a little rain. Maximum Temperature 20°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

We will see more in the way of cloud around on Sunday with rain pushing up from the south. Turning brighter by Monday and staying mostly dry.

Updated at: 0200 on Fri 28 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunshine and showers, brightest in the southeast.

Today:

There will be a good deal of dry and bright weather across the country today, particularly in southeastern parts. Showers in the north and west could be heavy at times, these may progress eastwards through the day.

Tonight:

Showers will start to fizzle out into this evening and overnight, though will continue across parts of northwestern Scotland. Elsewhere there will be largely clear skies but feeling mild.

Saturday:

It'll be a similar picture of sunshine and showers into Saturday across the country, though slightly more in the way of cloud in the far south with rain arriving later.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain across southern parts will push northwards into the Midlands and Anglia on Sunday with sunshine and showers continuing elsewhere. This will clear away by Monday, leaving showers once again.

Updated at: 0200 on Fri 28 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 1 Sep 2015 to Thursday 10 Sep 2015:

A mixture of sunshine and showers at the start of the period, with a risk of persistent heavy rain in the east. Drier in the west, as settled weather begins to spread east, but with some showers still possible. The settled weather is then likely to become dominant across most areas through the first week of September, with plenty of dry and sunny weather, but windy in the northeast for a time. Northwestern parts may see a change to generally wet and windy conditions later in the period, with southeastern parts holding on to more settled weather. Temperatures start on the cool side with a risk of some overnight frost and fog, but return closer to normal as the month progresses.

UK Outlook for Friday 11 Sep 2015 to Friday 25 Sep 2015:

The northwest is expected to stay unsettled through the remainder of the month, with rain and strong winds likely. Southeastern areas in contrast should see less in the way of rain, and maybe the best of any dry and sunny spells, but with a chance of overnight mist and fog patches. Temperatures should generally be around normal, but with warmer spells under any prolonged sunny periods in the southeast. North and western parts are most likely to see cooler nights throughout with a chance of overnight frosts.

Updated at: 0200 on Fri 28 Aug 2015

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Weather forecast map for Bournemouth

Bournemouth Bournemouth – Clear night 50.7187 -1.8794
Yeovil Yeovil – Clear night 50.9416 -2.632
Swindon Swindon – Clear night 51.5556 -1.7784
Reading Reading – Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Exeter Exeter – Clear night 50.7179 -3.5327
Brighton Brighton – Partly cloudy night 50.822 -0.1356
Cardiff Cardiff – Clear night 51.4812 -3.1778
London London – Clear night 51.5081 -0.1248
Banbury Banbury – Clear 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 – Clear night 52.0382 -0.7555
Jersey Jersey – Partly cloudy night 49.2079 -2.1955
Swansea Swansea – Clear night 51.621 -3.9424
Rochester Rochester – Clear night 51.3875 0.5084
Birmingham Birmingham – Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Cambridge Cambridge – Clear night 52.2075 0.124
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Clear night 52.5118 -3.3118
Peterborough Peterborough – Clear night 52.569 -0.2388

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