Hotter than Ibiza! Thousands flock to Bournemouth for sizzling sunshine

Hotter than Ibiza! Thousands flock to Bournemouth for sizzling sunshine

Hotter than Ibiza! Thousands flock to Bournemouth for sizzling sunshine

Georgie Rayment, left, and Haley Howlett, right

Julia Skarzynska, two, plays at Bournemouth beach

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THOUSANDS flocked to beaches across Dorset this weekend thanks to sizzling temperatures making the county hotter than Ibiza.

Seafronts in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch were packed with people making the most of the fine spring weather as the area recorded over 21 degrees C.

Temperatures over the weekend were also slightly higher than popular holiday resorts in the Canary Islands and gave hotspots Nice and Barcelona a run for their money.

Both Saturday and Sunday saw glorious sunshine, with bustling beaches, swamped sands and hotels brimming with guests.

Queues for ice creams stretched along the seafront near Bournemouth Pier, with car parks packed and roads busy but moving all weekend.

Georgie Rayment, 19, was visiting Bournemouth beach on Sunday for the day with friend Hayley Howlett, 18.

She said: “We always come to Bournemouth beach. It's a beautiful day today.

“I'm surprised to see so many people here today. It's really busy.”

Hayley added: “It took an hour to get parking - it's so nice on the beach though.”

Mum Monika Skarzynska was enjoying the seaside with daughter Julia, two.

“It's a lovely day. I thought it would be busy though- we're having a great time.”

Bournemouth tourism bosses were well-prepared for the influx of visitors, with the forecast for the weekend predicted by experts last week.

And they are keeping their fingers crossed the weather may stick around for the first Bournemouth Wheels Festival this coming weekend.

The Met Office is predicting Monday will be slightly cooler with more cloud around.

Tuesday and Wednesday will see sunshine and showers, which is likely to continue for the rest of the week.

For more information about the Wheel Festival, click here 

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6:30pm Sun 18 May 14

Huey says...

Great for the town and everyone who lives and visits here.
I hope the whole summer is like this.
It makes me really appreciate living in the area.
I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
Great for the town and everyone who lives and visits here. I hope the whole summer is like this. It makes me really appreciate living in the area. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Huey
  • Score: 25

6:44pm Sun 18 May 14

alasdair1967 says...

Will be even hotter 30th may always a mini heatwave when I fly out for my holidays :-)
Will be even hotter 30th may always a mini heatwave when I fly out for my holidays :-) alasdair1967
  • Score: 1

6:45pm Sun 18 May 14

justme20092009 says...

why do english papers allways say "hotter then europe contries"get a grip fgs
why do english papers allways say "hotter then europe contries"get a grip fgs justme20092009
  • Score: -6

7:31pm Sun 18 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Georgie Rayment, 19, was visiting Bournemouth beach on Sunday for the day with friend Hayley Howlett, 18.

.......

OK girls, I'm going to make you my screensaver for a month. Well done. I rarely change it but you've convinced me.
Georgie Rayment, 19, was visiting Bournemouth beach on Sunday for the day with friend Hayley Howlett, 18. ....... OK girls, I'm going to make you my screensaver for a month. Well done. I rarely change it but you've convinced me. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -2

8:09pm Sun 18 May 14

GeorgeW64 says...

That looks like Boscombe beach in the pic to me, with Boscombe pier clearly in the pic.
That looks like Boscombe beach in the pic to me, with Boscombe pier clearly in the pic. GeorgeW64
  • Score: -9

9:08pm Sun 18 May 14

Samo245 says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
That looks like Boscombe beach in the pic to me, with Boscombe pier clearly in the pic.
Specsavers?
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: That looks like Boscombe beach in the pic to me, with Boscombe pier clearly in the pic.[/p][/quote]Specsavers? Samo245
  • Score: 14

9:17pm Sun 18 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Samo245 wrote:
GeorgeW64 wrote:
That looks like Boscombe beach in the pic to me, with Boscombe pier clearly in the pic.
Specsavers?
What he said.
[quote][p][bold]Samo245[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: That looks like Boscombe beach in the pic to me, with Boscombe pier clearly in the pic.[/p][/quote]Specsavers?[/p][/quote]What he said. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

9:23pm Sun 18 May 14

P Barker says...

"Hotter then xxxxx" that's a Daily Express headline. Who cares if for one day the UK was hotter then somewhere else ?. Do the papers in Spain report "Its Colder Than England" - I doubt it.
"Hotter then xxxxx" that's a Daily Express headline. Who cares if for one day the UK was hotter then somewhere else ?. Do the papers in Spain report "Its Colder Than England" - I doubt it. P Barker
  • Score: 5

9:34pm Sun 18 May 14

Adrian XX says...

Do we need a "Boris Bike" scheme for hot days?
Do we need a "Boris Bike" scheme for hot days? Adrian XX
  • Score: -1

11:42pm Sun 18 May 14

BIGTONE says...

Hotter than Ibiza.........
And twice the price.
Staycation = Over the top Government taxes.
Hotter than Ibiza......... And twice the price. Staycation = Over the top Government taxes. BIGTONE
  • Score: -1

2:28am Mon 19 May 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

justme20092009 wrote:
why do english papers allways say "hotter then europe contries"get a grip fgs
I know right. It's May and anything can happen in spring. If it was July, then that would be a different story. Next they'll be saying....Bournemout
h hotter than Perth, Western Australia - oh wait, Perth is in its winter. Still our winter temps are higher than your average summer temps ;)
[quote][p][bold]justme20092009[/bold] wrote: why do english papers allways say "hotter then europe contries"get a grip fgs[/p][/quote]I know right. It's May and anything can happen in spring. If it was July, then that would be a different story. Next they'll be saying....Bournemout h hotter than Perth, Western Australia - oh wait, Perth is in its winter. Still our winter temps are higher than your average summer temps ;) Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: -5

7:49am Mon 19 May 14

corngoat says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
That looks like Boscombe beach in the pic to me, with Boscombe pier clearly in the pic.
Boscombe Pier being overlooked by the BIC! Have you ever been to Bournemouth or Boscombe beaches?
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: That looks like Boscombe beach in the pic to me, with Boscombe pier clearly in the pic.[/p][/quote]Boscombe Pier being overlooked by the BIC! Have you ever been to Bournemouth or Boscombe beaches? corngoat
  • Score: 5

8:36am Mon 19 May 14

BarrHumbug says...

"Bournemouth tourism bosses were well-prepared for the influx of visitors."

Hayley added: “It took an hour to get parking - it's so nice on the beach though.”

So is that what Bournemouth Tourism call being prepared is it? God help us if we have a decent summer then!
"Bournemouth tourism bosses were well-prepared for the influx of visitors." Hayley added: “It took an hour to get parking - it's so nice on the beach though.” So is that what Bournemouth Tourism call being prepared is it? God help us if we have a decent summer then! BarrHumbug
  • Score: 5

9:07am Mon 19 May 14

Abc1970 says...

Fantastic day for the town and local economy, hopefully it will be a summer of glorious weather. Although, if the anorak wearing fossils are to be believed, once our amazing wind farm is built, the beach will just be a desolate barren waste land which everybody avoids even on a weekend like we've just had.....I don't think so!
Fantastic day for the town and local economy, hopefully it will be a summer of glorious weather. Although, if the anorak wearing fossils are to be believed, once our amazing wind farm is built, the beach will just be a desolate barren waste land which everybody avoids even on a weekend like we've just had.....I don't think so! Abc1970
  • Score: 3

11:48am Mon 19 May 14

DorsetKnobber says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Georgie Rayment, 19, was visiting Bournemouth beach on Sunday for the day with friend Hayley Howlett, 18.

.......

OK girls, I'm going to make you my screensaver for a month. Well done. I rarely change it but you've convinced me.
Do you comment every article with a creepy, pervy or sexist comment about women? It would seem so. You don't have a very high opinion of women do you?
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Georgie Rayment, 19, was visiting Bournemouth beach on Sunday for the day with friend Hayley Howlett, 18. ....... OK girls, I'm going to make you my screensaver for a month. Well done. I rarely change it but you've convinced me.[/p][/quote]Do you comment every article with a creepy, pervy or sexist comment about women? It would seem so. You don't have a very high opinion of women do you? DorsetKnobber
  • Score: -1

11:59am Mon 19 May 14

DorsetKnobber says...

If I were either of those girls I would feel ill at the thought of being on this old perv's computer. Those are young teenage girls you're leering over as sex objects who deserve to have fun on the beach without ending up in some saddo's w a nk bank!!!
If I were either of those girls I would feel ill at the thought of being on this old perv's computer. Those are young teenage girls you're leering over as sex objects who deserve to have fun on the beach without ending up in some saddo's w a nk bank!!! DorsetKnobber
  • Score: -5

3:49pm Mon 19 May 14

Dorset Logic says...

nah its no good for the bank, over and done wont be filed away not good enough for a repeat visit
nah its no good for the bank, over and done wont be filed away not good enough for a repeat visit Dorset Logic
  • Score: -1

3:55pm Mon 19 May 14

Dorset Logic says...

Is it a modern angst and hand wringing thing, this need to take offence at everything and anything or has it always been so?
Is it a modern angst and hand wringing thing, this need to take offence at everything and anything or has it always been so? Dorset Logic
  • Score: 2

9:01pm Mon 19 May 14

Adrian XX says...

DorsetKnobber wrote:
If I were either of those girls I would feel ill at the thought of being on this old perv's computer. Those are young teenage girls you're leering over as sex objects who deserve to have fun on the beach without ending up in some saddo's w a nk bank!!!
What on earth are you talking about? I think the leering over sex objects is a figment of your imagination. It is sad that people can no longer appreciate the beauty of the female (or male) form without strange accusations like the one above. Just because someone finds the young female form pleasing to the eye it doesn't mean he is a pervert.
[quote][p][bold]DorsetKnobber[/bold] wrote: If I were either of those girls I would feel ill at the thought of being on this old perv's computer. Those are young teenage girls you're leering over as sex objects who deserve to have fun on the beach without ending up in some saddo's w a nk bank!!![/p][/quote]What on earth are you talking about? I think the leering over sex objects is a figment of your imagination. It is sad that people can no longer appreciate the beauty of the female (or male) form without strange accusations like the one above. Just because someone finds the young female form pleasing to the eye it doesn't mean he is a pervert. Adrian XX
  • Score: 1

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