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Issued at: 0500 on Tue 04 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Bright and breezy today. Cloudier with showery rain tomorrow.

Today:

A predominantly dry day is expected, with just isolated light showers. It'll be rather cloudy at times throughout the morning, and breezy, especially near coasts and high ground, however sunny spells will become more widespread during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 19°C.

Tonight:

Cloud will soon thicken again this evening with showery rain arriving from the southwest, and continuing northeastwards. More persistent and locally heavy rain is likely in Cornwall around dawn. Minimum Temperature 13°C.

Wednesday:

A changeable day is expected with further rain or showers, heavy at times, and fresh winds, particularly near coasts and hills. A few drier, brighter intervals are likely. Maximum Temperature 21°C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Much less breezy on Thursday with showery rain soon clearing eastwards to sunny spells. Breezy with further outbreaks of rain likely for a time on Friday. Mainly fine Saturday.

Updated at: 0406 on Tue 04 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy today, with showery rain in the north and west.

Today:

Showery rain will affect many northern and western areas, heavy in places, especially this morning. Drier in the south and east with some warm sunny spells. Rather windy, with gales in the northwest.

Tonight:

Showers or rain will continue to affect many northern and western parts, also spreading into the southwest. Drier elsewhere and staying mild. Southerly winds will ease.

Wednesday:

Further showery rain, mainly in the west at first, but spreading increasingly north and eastwards. The best sunshine in the southeast, though showers probably developing here too, perhaps thundery. Breezy.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Much less breezy by Thursday, though staying generally changeable into Friday with a mix of sunny spells and showers or spells of rain. Mainly fine on Saturday.

Updated at: 0431 on Tue 04 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 8 Aug 2015 to Monday 17 Aug 2015:

Any showers in the east on Saturday should die out with most parts then fine, although showers may occur in the south. Unsettled conditions are likely to push into the west on Sunday morning, then extending to central parts. The southeast staying mainly dry although thundery showers may occur here later. Through the rest of the period, westerly or south-westerly winds will push bands of rain or showers across the country at times, interspersed by some drier and brighter interludes. The wettest and windiest weather occurring in the north and west, with the south seeing the best of the brighter weather. Temperatures will range from rather cool in the northwest, to near normal in the east, although there is the chance of some brief very warm interludes in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 18 Aug 2015 to Tuesday 1 Sep 2015:

The changeable theme is likely to continue for much of the UK to the end of August with wet and windy conditions at times, particularly in the north and west of the UK. Southern and eastern parts will continue to see the best of any drier and brighter spells, although there is still a risk of rain or thundery showers here at times. There is a weak signal for some periods of drier and more settled weather to develop towards the end of the month, however confidence in this is currently low. Temperatures on the whole will be near or below average for the time of year, especially in the north, although during any more settled spells of weather it could turn warmer at times, particularly in the southeast.

Updated at: 1203 on Mon 03 Aug 2015

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Weather forecast map for Bournemouth

Bournemouth Bournemouth – Sunny intervals 50.7187 -1.8794
Yeovil Yeovil – Sunny intervals 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 intervals 50.822 -0.1356
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
London London – Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248
Banbury Banbury – Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Overcast 51.0777 -4.0571
Hereford Hereford – Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Plymouth Plymouth – Cloudy 50.3713 -4.1348
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Sunny day 52.0382 -0.7555
Jersey Jersey – Sunny intervals 49.2079 -2.1955
Swansea Swansea – Heavy rain 51.621 -3.9424
Rochester Rochester – Sunny day 51.3875 0.5084
Birmingham Birmingham – Light shower day 52.4859 -1.889
Cambridge Cambridge – Sunny day 52.2075 0.124
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Overcast 52.5118 -3.3118
Dover Dover – Cloudy 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