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Isle of Portland (nearest observation site to Dorchester)

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Dorchester forecast
Fri 27 May 2016
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Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Mist Fog Fog
13.2 ° 12.8 ° 12.5 ° 12.1 ° 11.1 ° 10.8 °
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SE 6 SSE 5 WSW 3 WNW 5 NW 6 NW 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G M M M VP VP
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86% 89% 91% 96% 99% 100%
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1016 1016 1016 1017 1017 1017
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F F R R R R
Sat 28 May 2016
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Fog Fog Fog Fog Cloudy Fog Fog Sunny day Sunny day Cloudy Overcast Overcast Overcast Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day
10.5 ° 10.6 ° 10.4 ° 10.4 ° 10.9 ° 10.7 ° 10.5 ° 11.1 ° 13.2 ° 13.2 ° 14.5 ° 14.7 ° 14.8 ° 16.3 ° 16.5 ° 16.0 ° 15.5 ° 15.2 ° 15.4 °
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NNW 3 NNW 6 NW 3 NNW 5 NE 6 NNE 5 N 6 NNW 5 ENE 9 ENE 10 ENE 10 E 9 E 10 E 10 ESE 9 ESE 8 SE 9 SE 7 E 5
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VP VP VP VP P P VP VP M M M M M M M M M M M
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100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 97% 98% 100% 92% 89% 85% 86% 84% 80% 82% 79% 79% 82% 80%
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1017 1017 1016 1016 1016 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1015 1014 1014 1014 1013 1012
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R F F F F F F F S S F F F F F F F F F
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Issued at: 1800 on Sat 28 May 2016

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Extremes

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South West England extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Boscombe Down 20.3 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Isles of Scilly 15.1 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Winchcombe Sudeley Castle 6.3 °C
Highest rainfall Filton 11.8 mm
Sunniest Hurn 8.5 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Hampton Water Works 22.7 °C
Lowest maximum temperature Salsburgh 9.4 °C
Lowest minimum temperature Altnaharra 0.9 °C
Highest rainfall Mumbles Head 15.0 mm
Sunniest Stornoway 15.9 hours

About extremes

Highest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

Lowest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

Lowest minimum temperature - (2100 on the previous day to 0900 on the date shown)

Highest rainfall -(2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

Sunniest - (2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

The information shown is initial data as it is received; observations are subject to final quality control after publication on this website. This is particularly the case for rainfall totals during snow events.

Issued at: 0002 on Sat 28 May 2016

Weather map

Sat 1800

Weather observation map for Dorchester

Dorchester Dorchester – Sunny day 50.7138 -2.4381
Middle Wallop Middle Wallop – Sunny day 51.149 -1.57
Exeter Airport 2 Exeter Airport 2 – Sunny day 50.7366 -3.40458
St-Athan St-Athan – Sunny day 51.405 -3.44
Lyneham Lyneham – Sunny day 51.5031 -1.9924
Chivenor Chivenor – Cloudy 51.089 -4.149
Mount Batten Mount Batten – Sunny intervals 50.354 -4.121
Benson Benson – Sunny day 51.62 -1.097
Mumbles Head Mumbles Head – No data 51.565 -3.981
Hereford Hereford – Sunny intervals 52.083 -2.8
Shoreham Shoreham – No data 50.836 -0.292
Little Rissington (ESAWS) Little Rissington (ESAWS) – Cloudy 51.86 -1.692
Jersey Jersey – Sunny day 49.2079 -2.1955
Northolt Northolt – Sunny intervals 51.548 -0.415
Bedford Bedford – Cloudy 52.225 -0.464
Coleshill Coleshill – Cloudy 52.48 -1.689
Milford Haven C.B. Milford Haven C.B. – Sunny day 51.708 -5.055
Lake Vyrnwy SAWS Lake Vyrnwy SAWS – Sunny day 52.757 -3.464
Camborne Camborne – Cloudy 50.218 -5.33

Location Details

Dorchester

Location: 50.7138, -2.4381

Altitude: 71.0 m above mean sea level

Isle of Portland

Location: 50.522, -2.454

Altitude: 52.0 m above mean sea level

Distance from Dorchester: 21.4 km