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Issued at: 1300 on Fri 22 May 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Generally cloudy with some coastal mist and hill fog.

Today:

A generally cloudy day although most places staying dry, with just a small chance of some patchy light rain or drizzle on coasts and hills. Mist and fog patches will also shroud the higher ground and northern coasts at times. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Tonight:

A cloudy but dry start to the night with light winds, but clearer spells will develop from the north and east later and it could become locally chilly towards dawn. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Saturday:

A generally fine start followed by a dry day with sunny spells for many and feeling pleasantly warm in the sunshine. However, it will turn cloudier from the northwest overnight. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Cloudy to start Sunday with outbreaks of rain, this clearing away later. Cooler but mostly dry with sunny spells on Monday and Tuesday with just an isolated shower possible.

Updated at: 0416 on Fri 22 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudy with some patchy rain, but brightening from the north.

Today:

A cloudy start in the north with patchy rain, becoming increasingly dry and bright. Cloudy in the south and west with some patchy rain. Some warm sunny spells towards the southeast with a risk of a few heavy showers later.

Tonight:

Remaining patchy light rain and showers will clear the southeast tonight. Elsewhere will be dry with light winds and clear spells, leading to a chilly night for many.

Saturday:

A fine, chilly start followed by a dry day with sunny spells for many and feeling pleasantly warm in the sunshine. However, rain will arrive in the northwest later.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain spreading southeast across all parts through Sunday, with cooler, brighter conditions following. Mainly dry on Monday, but some showers in the east. Cloud and some rain moves south-eastwards Tuesday.

Updated at: 0330 on Fri 22 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 27 May 2015 to Friday 5 Jun 2015:

Generally rather cloudy on Wednesday, with perhaps some light rain or drizzle in western areas at first. Some bright or sunny spells probably developing later, particularly in the south and east. Rain and freshening winds may reach the northwest by Wednesday evening. Much more unsettled on Thursday with wet and windy conditions developing across the country. The rest of the outlook period is expected to remain rather unsettled, with showers or some longer spells of rain, especially for northern areas where it could well be windy at times. The best of the drier and brighter conditions are expected in the south of the UK. Temperatures are likely to be below average in the northwest and near average further south and east, though with some warmer days later in the period.

UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Jun 2015 to Saturday 20 Jun 2015:

There is considerable uncertainty in the likely weather type through much of June. Overall, a rather mixed picture is likely, with rather unsettled conditions and near or below average temperatures at first, especially in the north. As we go further into June, there is a signal for higher pressure to become established across many areas which would lead to drier, warmer conditions for many, these perhaps most prolonged in the north.

Updated at: 1221 on Fri 22 May 2015

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Fri 1400

Weather forecast map for Bournemouth

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