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Sunday   (07 February 2016)
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Temperature (°C)
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Warnings for Dorset
No warnings for Sunday
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Monday   (08 February 2016)
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Temperature (°C)
10 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 8 9 9 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7
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* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Tuesday   (09 February 2016)
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7 7 5 5 7 7 6 5
Warnings for Dorset
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Wednesday   (10 February 2016)
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Temperature (°C)
5 4 4 4 8 8 7 7
Warnings for Dorset
No warnings for Wednesday
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Thursday   (11 February 2016)
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7 7 6 7 8 8 8 8
Warnings for Dorset
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Slight Slight Slight Slight Slight Slight Slight Moderate
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Friday   (12 February 2016)
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Temperature (°C)
8 7 7 7 8 8 8 7
Warnings for Dorset
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Moderate Moderate Moderate
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

Saturday   (13 February 2016)
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Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Light shower day Light shower night Cloudy
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Warnings for Dorset
No warnings for Saturday
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0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0

* Offshore sea state reflects conditions beyond the zone where waves are breaking on final approach to the shore and up to several kilometres from the shore. It is not, however, meant to represent conditions in the open ocean, far from land.

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Issued at: 0700 on Sun 7 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Unsettled with showers and then outbreaks of rain.

Today:

After a chilly start it will be a brighter day with blustery showers and occasional sunny spells. However, more persistent rain will arrive from the west later. Gales also developing later as Storm Imogen approaches. Maximum Temperature 10°C.

Tonight:

Windy with gales and severe gales after midnight, especially over exposed coasts and hills. Rain clearing to scattered heavy showers, these merging into longer spells of rain at times. Minimum Temperature 5°C.

Monday:

Gales and severe gales with gusts of 70-80mph slowly easing later in the afternoon. Scattered, locally heavy, showers will gradually become less frequent through the afternoon too. Maximum Temperature 9°C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday will have further showers but less widespread than on Monday. A frosty start then light winds, dry with sunny spells for many on Wednesday. Wet and windy for Thursday.

Updated at: 0435 on Sun 7 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very unsettled with spells of wet and very windy weather.

Today:

Wet and windy with hill snow and local gales across parts of Scotland, but easing and turning showery later. Elsewhere, sunny spells and showers, these mostly in the west. More persistent rain arrives in the west/southwest later with gales developing.

Tonight:

Rain in the west and southwest moves quickly north-eastwards, clearing most parts by midnight. Blustery, locally heavy, showers will follow. There will be gales in the southwest, increasing severe later.

Monday:

Sunny spells and showers, most frequent in the west and turning wintry in the north. Severe gales in southern areas from Storm Imogen, but these will ease through the day.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

During Tuesday the strong winds and showers will gradually ease. Light winds with prolonged dry, sunny spells for many on Wednesday. Further wet and windy weather for Thursday. Chilly nights.

Updated at: 0144 on Sun 7 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 11 Feb 2016 to Saturday 20 Feb 2016:

Unsettled weather will continue across all parts of the country initially with further spells of cloud and rain interspersed by colder, brighter, showery conditions. Precipitation will occasionally fall as snow in northern and central areas, this mainly on hills, but perhaps also to lower levels at times. It will often be windy with gales or severe gales in places, perhaps most frequently across exposed southern parts. Temperatures are expected to be near average in the south, but slightly below normal in the north where there will be some overnight frosts. Turning drier briefly on Monday before unsettled weather quickly returns to all parts, the wettest and windiest weather this time across the north. More in the way of drier, settled weather may develop later in the week across southern areas.

UK Outlook for Sunday 21 Feb 2016 to Sunday 6 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern areas, while southern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. Snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, however occasional frosty nights are possible at where skies become clear. Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. By early March there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will most likely persistent in the north and west.

Updated at: 0144 on Sun 7 Feb 2016

Christchurch - Highcliffe Castle (Beach) tide times

Sunday's tide times

(local port - Christchurch (Entrance))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 02:46 0.6
High 08:24 1.7
Low 15:10 0.6
High 20:36 1.7

Monday's tide times

(local port - Christchurch (Entrance))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 03:32 0.6
High 08:42 1.8
Low 15:55 0.6
High 21:01 1.8

Tuesday's tide times

(local port - Christchurch (Entrance))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:16 0.6
High 09:12 1.9
Low 16:38 0.6
High 21:38 1.9

Wednesday's tide times

(local port - Christchurch (Entrance))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 04:59 0.6
High 09:54 1.9
Low 17:22 0.6
High 22:31 1.9

Thursday's tide times

(local port - Christchurch (Entrance))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 05:42 0.6
High 10:50 1.9
Low 18:04 0.6
High 23:37 1.9

Friday's tide times

(local port - Christchurch (Entrance))

Tide UK local time Height (m)
Low 06:25 0.6
High 11:59 1.9
Low 18:46 0.6

Tide times for the next five days.

Weather map

Sun 0900

Weather forecast map for Christchurch - Highcliffe Castle (Beach)

Christchurch - Highcliffe Castle (Beach) Christchurch - Highcliffe Castle (Beach) – Cloudy 50.7361 -1.7137
Yeovil Yeovil – Light rain 50.9416 -2.632
Swindon Swindon – Heavy rain 51.5556 -1.7784
Reading Reading – Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Brighton Brighton – Sunny intervals 50.822 -0.1356
Exeter Exeter – Light shower day 50.7179 -3.5327
Cardiff Cardiff – Light shower day 51.4812 -3.1778
London London – Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Banbury Banbury – Light shower day 52.0625 -1.3383
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Light shower day 52.0382 -0.7555
Hereford Hereford – Sunny intervals 52.056 -2.7146
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Light shower day 51.0777 -4.0571
Rochester Rochester – Sunny day 51.3875 0.5084
Jersey Jersey – Heavy shower day 49.2079 -2.1955
Plymouth Plymouth – Light shower day 50.3713 -4.1348
Swansea Swansea – Cloudy 51.621 -3.9424
Birmingham Birmingham – Light shower day 52.4859 -1.889
Cambridge Cambridge – Sunny intervals 52.2075 0.124
Dover Dover – Sunny day 51.1259 1.3179

Location Details

Christchurch - Highcliffe Castle (Beach)

Location: 50.7361, -1.7137

Altitude: 0.0m above mean sea level

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