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Issued at: 1100 on Thu 8 Dec 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Staying mild, cloudy but with some rain and strong winds.

Today:

Outbreaks of rain will move eastwards through the morning with some strong winds. Patchy light rain and drizzle will then linger through the day with mainly cloudy skies and hill fog. It will be another very mild day. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Tonight:

A breezy, mild and cloudy night will follow for all parts with low cloud, hill fog and further outbreaks of patchy rain and drizzle. Minimum Temperature 8 °C.

Friday:

Rather cloudy, very mild with patchy light drizzle, but also some brighter spells to the east of higher ground. Winds increasing later as a band of locally heavy rain arrives. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rain lingering through mush of Saturday with some heavy outbreaks. Sunday will then be dry and bright with sunny spells. Cloudier with perhaps a little rain on Monday.

Updated at: 0635 on Thu 8 Dec 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mild, cloudy and wet in the south. Drier, brighter elsewhere.

Today:

Locally heavy rain will move eastwards across northern England and Wales, leaving very mild and cloudy conditions with occasional light rain or drizzle for Wales, central and southern England. Drier with bright spells elsewhere, where it'll be less mild.

Tonight:

Cloudy with hill fog and some patchy drizzle in the south. Increasingly cloudy in the north, with rain in the north-west later. Mild in the south, colder in the north.

Friday:

Rain in the north-west moves slowly south-eastwards to lie across many northern, western and some central parts later. Very mild and windy for many with gales in the north-west.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Bright for many on Saturday and Sunday, but rain persisting in the south on Saturday. Windy with showers in the north. Further rain possible in the north-west Monday, drier elsewhere.

Updated at: 0012 on Thu 8 Dec 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 13 Dec 2016 to Thursday 22 Dec 2016:

It'll be dry and bright for most, but patchy overnight frost and fog are likely in the southeast. Through the week periods of wet and windy weather are expected to move across the UK from the west. The most unsettled conditions are likely across the north and west, with drier and brighter weather for southern and eastern areas. It'll be windy at times, with the possibility of gales in the west and northwest, but it will be much less windy further south and east. By mid December there'll probably be some longer, drier spells between the wet weather, perhaps heralding a change to something generally more settled. It'll be fairly mild initially but temperatures are likely to return closer to normal, although passing weather systems may raise them at times.

Updated at: 1140 on Thu 8 Dec 2016

UK Outlook for Friday 23 Dec 2016 to Friday 6 Jan 2017:

Whilst there is a good deal of uncertainty for this period, it is most likely that more settled conditions may dominate associated with high pressure affecting the UK. If the pressure does build, then we can expect drier than average conditions for most areas with lighter winds. Temperatures are also then likely to be below average with an increased risk of frost and fog, especially where skies remain clear overnight. There will probably also be some milder, unsettled interludes though, and as we head into the New Year this may become more of a feature in our weather, with the greatest likelihood of changeable conditions in the northwest, giving rain here at times.

Updated at: 1141 on Thu 8 Dec 2016

Weather map

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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 – Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Brighton Brighton – Overcast 50.822 -0.1356
Cardiff Cardiff – Overcast 51.4812 -3.1778
London London – Overcast 51.5081 -0.1248
Banbury Banbury – Sunny intervals 52.0625 -1.3383
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Cloudy 51.0777 -4.0571
Hereford Hereford – Sunny intervals 52.056 -2.7146
Plymouth Plymouth – Overcast 50.3713 -4.1348
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Jersey Jersey – Cloudy 49.2079 -2.1955
Swansea Swansea – Cloudy 51.621 -3.9424
Rochester Rochester – Overcast 51.3875 0.5084
Birmingham Birmingham – Sunny intervals 52.4859 -1.889
Cambridge Cambridge – Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118

Location Details

Bournemouth

Location: 50.7187, -1.8794

Altitude: 22.0 m 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