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Issued at: 1100 on Wed 28 Jan 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Wet start, becoming much colder, brighter through the morning. Windy.

Today:

A cloudy and mild start to the day with outbreaks of rain, locally heavy and squally, clearing to much colder and brighter conditions through the morning. A largely sunny, but cold, afternoon will follow with fresh to strong northwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 10C.

Tonight:

Cold, blustery night with rain and sleet showers and snow possible over the hills and Moors. Patchy frost, away from the far west, with risk of icy patches. Minimum Temperature 0C.

Thursday:

A cold and blustery day with sunny spells and wintry showers, these will be most frequent in the west with any snow accumulations confined to the hills and Moors. Maximum Temperature 6C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunshine and some showers on Friday. Northerly winds will draw down colder air through the weekend with sunshine and wintry showers, these most likely in the west. Patchy frost overnight.

Updated at: 0255 on Wed 28 Jan 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning much colder through Wednesday with snow in the north.

Today:

Cloudy, mild start in the south with some rain, locally heavy and squally, before clearing by lunchtime. Much colder, brighter conditions follow with frequent sleet and snow showers in the north/northwest with some accumulations likely. Windy, gales in the north.

Tonight:

Windy night with frequent snow showers, locally thundery, across northern and northwestern parts. Scattered wintry showers elsewhere, these mainly in west. Clear spells allowing a frost away from western coasts.

Thursday:

Another cold day with sunny spells and sleet and snow showers. Across southern parts, however, snow primarily falling over hills. Strong winds, especially in the west, will accentuate the cold.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Sunshine and wintry showers Friday, mainly rain to low levels. Thereafter, colder northerly winds will bring snow showers to northern parts and windward coasts, but some may push well inland.

Updated at: 0300 on Wed 28 Jan 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 1 Feb 2015 to Tuesday 10 Feb 2015:

The cold and showery theme to the weather will persist through most of the first week of February as northerly winds bring hail, sleet and snow showers to the country, these frequent across northern parts, with overnight frost and ice. The strong northerly winds, with gales in places, will accentuate the cold feel with a significant wind chill. The best of the drier, brighter weather will be across sheltered southern parts. However, there are signs of more changeable weather towards the end of the first week as winds turn more westerly. By then, spells of wind and rain coming in off the Atlantic suggest that temperatures are likely to become less cold and thus the likelihood of snow, frost and ice would be lower.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 11 Feb 2015 to Wednesday 25 Feb 2015:

It looks most likely that unsettled conditions will continue across much of the UK with temperatures closer to normal when compared to the start of February. This may be more obvious across parts of southern and western Britain where it might be a little wetter than average as spells of wind and rain make their way in from the Atlantic. However, there is the possibility of pressure building around the middle of the month bringing more settled conditions, particularly in the south.

Updated at: 0300 on Wed 28 Jan 2015

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Weather forecast map for Bournemouth

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