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    18°C 6°C
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    16°C 7°C
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    12°C 10°C
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Issued at: 0800 on Tue 21 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Most places dry, fine and warm.

Today:

After a chilly start in places it will be another dry and largely sunny day with light winds. It will be warm too with temperatures above average. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Tonight:

It will stay dry overnight with clear skies for most and it may turn chilly inland. It will be a little breezy around the south coast. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Wednesday:

The warm and dry theme is set to continue on Wednesday but it may turn a little cloudier during the afternoon across eastern counties. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mostly fine on Thursday. More unsettled on Friday and Saturday with fresher winds and outbreaks of rain and heavy showers at times. Some sunshine is still likely though.

Updated at: 0431 on Tue 21 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Many places dry and warm with plenty of sunshine.

Today:

Low cloud and patchy fog across eastern parts of England will soon lift and break, leaving most places warm and dry with long sunny spells. However, the far north of Scotland will turn cloudier with a little rain.

Tonight:

It will be chilly for many with clear periods, although probably somewhat cloudier across parts of northern and eastern Britain. A little rain is possible across the far north.

Wednesday:

Warm and dry for most again but with a little more cloud around than recently. The best of the sunshine will be across western Britain.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mostly fine on Thursday. More unsettled on Friday and Saturday, with fresher winds, outbreaks of rain and heavy showers at times. Some sunshine is still likely though.

Updated at: 0431 on Tue 21 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Apr 2015 to Monday 4 May 2015:

It is likely to be unsettled throughout Saturday and Sunday with spells of showery rain and breezy conditions affecting many regions. During the rest of the period, most areas will be affected by bouts of unsettled weather with showers and longer spells of rain. Some heavy showers are possible, and during the last few days of April, some of the showers may also be wintry over hills. In spite of the rain and showers there should be some brighter periods too. Conditions are also likely to turn cooler than of late during late April, more especially in the north, and this change may happen as early as next weekend. Windy at times too, especially in the north.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 5 May 2015 to Tuesday 19 May 2015:

The unsettled conditions that will become established during late April are likely to persist into early May. Beyond this, there are no strong signals regarding likely weather types. As such, the most likely scenario is for weather conditions during this period to be fairly typical for the time of year with spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with occasional bouts of more unsettled and changeable conditions. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average when conditions are fine and near or a little below average during unsettled weather. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather may be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1305 on Mon 20 Apr 2015

Weather map

Tue 0900

Weather forecast map for Bournemouth

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