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Bournemouth Seasons

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Bournemouth By Season

We are very spoilt in Bournemouth, we never seem to get the extremes of climate like a lot of the UK has to endure. We might get a brief wet or cold snap for a few days but the weather soon returns back to the more typical mild climate that we enjoy for most of the year. It's very easy to take the weather in Bournemouth for granted, that is until you see on the news yet another violent hurricane hammering the U.S. coastline. Bournemouth rarely reaches 30c so no melting on the beach to worry about, but also extremly rare that the temperatures drop below 0c.

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Spring
(March - May)
The temperatures gradually start to rise after the winter period, the birds start singing and all the trees and plants start springing to life. The last 2 - 3 years the Bournemouth weather has had more consistent sunshine at this time of year than in the Summer! The rain can be very heavy when it does put in an appearance though, hence the saying "April showers", and can last for several days. By May you will definitely be going for shorts and t-shirts more often, but it is still a good idea to take a fleece with you as it can still be a bit chilly if the cloud comes through later.

Summer
(June - August)
In the summer the resort can be glorious, comparable to the Mediterranean! This is the barbecue season. The weather is generally dry and bright with light winds between force 1 - 3. You will still get the odd brief rain shower if you are unlucky but in 2010 it seemed to rain mainly at night when we were all tucked up in bed! The evenings are warm enough to sit outside in trousers, shirt and fleeces. You will need to have the windows open when you go to bed to keep the temperature down to a comfortable level.

Autumn
(September  -  November)
The daily temperatures begin to slowly fall, but September still offers many sunny days where you can wear shorts during the day. September is also by far the best month of the year for dramatic sunsets, keen photographers head over to Poole & Christchurch harbours to capture that magical shot. In the Autumn we have more cloudy days with a mix of rain but still pretty mild. This time of year is historically viewed as the windy season by windsurfers and kite surfers, warm blustery winds, on the odd occasion reaching beaufort force 7 - 8.

Winter
(December - February)
The weather in Bournemouth over the winter period marks a noticeable change in the climate, from January onwards the temperatures significantly drop. There will be plenty of frosty and icy mornings so you will need a ice scraper handy to remove the ice from the windscreen. You will still enjoy plenty of crisp and sunny days at this time of year with clear blue skies. You will still need to dress in layers to keep warm.



 
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