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Issued at: 0700 on Fri 19 Dec 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Bright and breezy and feeling colder.

Today:

Early rain soon clearing to leave a bright and breezy day with plenty of winter sunshine. The brisk northwesterly wind making it feel much colder than recent days. Dry for most, but an isolated shower possible. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Tonight:

Lengthy clear spells overnight, with just the odd shower possible in the west. The strength of the wind should prevent a frost. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Saturday:

Another largely dry and bright day with lots more sunshine. The wind should start to ease a little through the day. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Turning milder again, but largely cloudy and breezy with outbreaks of rain or drizzle throughout the period.

Updated at: 0231 on Fri 19 Dec 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wintry showers in the north. Plenty of sunshine elsewhere.

Today:

Rain in the south soon clearing this morning. Blustery showers in the north, often heavy and locally wintry. A few showers for other western areas too. Otherwise, plenty of sunshine but feeling colder for all with a brisk northwesterly wind.

Tonight:

Remaining windy with further wintry showers in the north. Largely dry for central and southern areas with lengthy clear spells, though the strength of the wind preventing a widespread frost.

Saturday:

Blustery, wintry showers in the north gradually easing through the day. The strong northwesterly wind easing a little too. Otherwise largely dry with more winter sunshine, but feeling cold.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Turning milder again, but largely cloudy with outbreaks of rain or drizzle at times. Colder and clearer conditions in the far north then spread southwards through Tuesday and Tuesday night.

Updated at: 0231 on Fri 19 Dec 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 23 Dec 2014 to Thursday 1 Jan 2015:

Rain over central and southern parts Tuesday should move slowing southeastwards, clearing the southeast early on Christmas Eve. Colder showery conditions to the north, with snow on high ground here, following over the entire UK. The colder conditions then persist for most through Christmas Day and the following weekend with snow even to low levels at times in the north. There is a low probability of some more persistent rain crossing southern parts during the holiday weekend with a risk of snow on the leading edge. Otherwise in the following week there looks to be a gradual return to spells of wet and milder weather interspersed with colder, showery conditions. Generally windy for many throughout the period with risk of gales, these mainly in the northwest.

UK Outlook for Friday 2 Jan 2015 to Friday 16 Jan 2015:

The most likely scenario for the coming New Year is for a continuation of changeable, and at times windy weather coming from the Atlantic with the wettest weather probably across western parts of the UK, and eastern parts most likely to see the best of any dry weather. In between the wetter periods there should be drier, brighter, and colder spells. Temperatures are most likely to be around or slightly below average for the time of year with overnight frosts and some snow over the high ground expected. There is a chance of some overnight and morning fog in places too. However, there is a low likelihood that the drier spells will become more prolonged between weather systems.

Updated at: 0231 on Fri 19 Dec 2014

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Bournemouth

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