12 things that happen when the sun comes out in Dorset

12 things that happen when the sun comes out in Dorset

12 things that happen when the sun comes out in Dorset

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The sun has got its hat on and that's reason enough to get excited after months of storms and rain.

Here's a list of 12 things that we guarantee will happen in Dorset when the sun comes out - good and bad. Can you think of any others?

1. Bournemouth goes national – pictures and video footage of our glorious beaches packed with sun worshippers will appear in the national papers and on TV

Bournemouth Echo: Weekend in pictures: Bournemouth's cheerleaders, a packed beach and some truly terrible parking

2. Men will walk around with their shirts off to reveal some seriously sore looking t-shirt sunburn 

 

Bournemouth Echo: Sunburn is seen as a badge of courage

3. Brass bands perform in the bandstand at the Lower Gardens

Bournemouth Echo:

4. The press will tell you it’s been hotter than Jamaica, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Miami, Los Angeles etc etc (sorry about this, folks!)

Bournemouth Echo:

5. The stag and hen dos turn out in force

Bournemouth Echo:

6. The giant deckchair makes an appearance

Bournemouth Echo:

7. People actually exchange pleasantries – well at least a nod of acknowledgement. Who says southerners aren’t friendly?

Bournemouth Echo:

8. Dorset turns into one giant traffic jam. Remember last July when daytrippers were stuck in their cars for hours on the A338 Spur Road

Bournemouth Echo: Traffic queuing to get out of Bournemouth

9. People leave their litter behind. Dirty nappies, bottles and cans were some of the items strewn all over the beaches and in the town centre when 70,000 headed to Bournemouth last year.

Bournemouth Echo:

10. It becomes a nightmare to find somewhere to park with cars left on verges, pavements and even double yellow lines.

11. You have to queue for ice cream/fish and chips/cold drinks/showers on the beach

Bournemouth Echo:

12. The hairy caterpillars make an unwelcome return 

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Have a suggestion that you think should be added to our list? Tweet @Bournemouthecho, email digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk or place a comment below. 

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1:40pm Wed 12 Mar 14

alasdair1967 says...

The local paper brings out a story like this on a slow news day
The local paper brings out a story like this on a slow news day alasdair1967
  • Score: 20

2:17pm Wed 12 Mar 14

agp1337 says...

I thought it was quite a fun article.
I thought it was quite a fun article. agp1337
  • Score: 11

2:36pm Wed 12 Mar 14

smhinto says...

Usually when the sun comes out in the U.K. it is normally reported as a UFO.
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Secondly, people start behaving stupidly for some mysterious and unknown reason.
Usually when the sun comes out in the U.K. it is normally reported as a UFO. . Secondly, people start behaving stupidly for some mysterious and unknown reason. smhinto
  • Score: 8

2:42pm Wed 12 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

And the 13th thing is that our local 'newspaper' starts reporting something all of us with windows already know - the sun is out.

But it is rather nice though!
And the 13th thing is that our local 'newspaper' starts reporting something all of us with windows already know - the sun is out. But it is rather nice though! muscliffman
  • Score: 11

3:09pm Wed 12 Mar 14

tracey 31 says...

Poole quay bike night on a Tuesday
Poole quay bike night on a Tuesday tracey 31
  • Score: 8

3:31pm Wed 12 Mar 14

suzigirl says...

tracey 31 wrote:
Poole quay bike night on a Tuesday
Leisurely bike rides through Dorset on a Sunday!
[quote][p][bold]tracey 31[/bold] wrote: Poole quay bike night on a Tuesday[/p][/quote]Leisurely bike rides through Dorset on a Sunday! suzigirl
  • Score: 7

3:35pm Wed 12 Mar 14

BoscVegas says...

Non Smokers will complain about smokers in pub gardens.

Where were you in December?
Non Smokers will complain about smokers in pub gardens. Where were you in December? BoscVegas
  • Score: 6

4:10pm Wed 12 Mar 14

KLH says...

You sit on the Pier reading a newspaper at 10 in the morning and some dozy bloke comes up and, talking to me like a five year old, asks if I have got my suncream out.... Nob.
You sit on the Pier reading a newspaper at 10 in the morning and some dozy bloke comes up and, talking to me like a five year old, asks if I have got my suncream out.... Nob. KLH
  • Score: 2

4:42pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

KLH wrote:
You sit on the Pier reading a newspaper at 10 in the morning and some dozy bloke comes up and, talking to me like a five year old, asks if I have got my suncream out.... Nob.
OK so I will not speak to you just fry.
[quote][p][bold]KLH[/bold] wrote: You sit on the Pier reading a newspaper at 10 in the morning and some dozy bloke comes up and, talking to me like a five year old, asks if I have got my suncream out.... Nob.[/p][/quote]OK so I will not speak to you just fry. Lord Spring
  • Score: 6

4:47pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Vikki27 says...

Lol! I really enjoyed this article! And 100% agree with everything listed. That traffic jam was epic, by the way. I remember being stuck in that one, getting home (feelingg massively stressed and hot and bothered) and made myself a large tequila sunrise. After that, I collapsed on the sofa and saw double for the next two hours. People - if you get dehydrated in an enormous traffic jam, DON'T refuel with alcohol!!!
Lol! I really enjoyed this article! And 100% agree with everything listed. That traffic jam was epic, by the way. I remember being stuck in that one, getting home (feelingg massively stressed and hot and bothered) and made myself a large tequila sunrise. After that, I collapsed on the sofa and saw double for the next two hours. People - if you get dehydrated in an enormous traffic jam, DON'T refuel with alcohol!!! Vikki27
  • Score: 12

5:29pm Wed 12 Mar 14

nermal says...

Sandbanks gets gridlocked in the afternoon when everyone decides to go home at the same time - oh wait, that happened the other day when the sun came out...
Sandbanks gets gridlocked in the afternoon when everyone decides to go home at the same time - oh wait, that happened the other day when the sun came out... nermal
  • Score: 1

7:10pm Wed 12 Mar 14

O'Reilly says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
The local paper brings out a story like this on a slow news day
Itz gotta be better than living in Brixton..........arr
ite.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: The local paper brings out a story like this on a slow news day[/p][/quote]Itz gotta be better than living in Brixton..........arr ite. O'Reilly
  • Score: 3

7:47pm Wed 12 Mar 14

BIGTONE says...

The local NFA's stagger and drool around town.
The local NFA's stagger and drool around town. BIGTONE
  • Score: -2

7:52pm Wed 12 Mar 14

TWERLY says...

13. Comments written to the Echo about the sun and grockles are well worth the wait to read !!
13. Comments written to the Echo about the sun and grockles are well worth the wait to read !! TWERLY
  • Score: 1

8:43pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Plumber64 says...

We have live Music on the Quay and Fire works great times
We have live Music on the Quay and Fire works great times Plumber64
  • Score: 1

8:57pm Wed 12 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

nobaths carer refuses to put him in the pushchair for some fresh air
nobaths carer refuses to put him in the pushchair for some fresh air nickynoodah
  • Score: -4

12:36am Thu 13 Mar 14

Kiki1973 says...

I like these fun lists, though obviously the Complaining Element are going to have a whinge.

The best bit of summer is a Mr Whippy ... Love those things.
I like these fun lists, though obviously the Complaining Element are going to have a whinge. The best bit of summer is a Mr Whippy ... Love those things. Kiki1973
  • Score: 1

1:01pm Thu 13 Mar 14

boardsandphotos says...

Fingers crossed for a summer like last year, it was fantastic, I was outside in the sunshine every chance I had, running, cycling, Beach bbq-ing with friends, beer gardens I didn't want it to end.

The last 4 months of rain have been such a drag after that it's great to read that at least Spring is on it's way and that's a start! Roll on the 3 Bank Holidays - Easter and the two in May, that'll kick things off nicely.
Fingers crossed for a summer like last year, it was fantastic, I was outside in the sunshine every chance I had, running, cycling, Beach bbq-ing with friends, beer gardens I didn't want it to end. The last 4 months of rain have been such a drag after that it's great to read that at least Spring is on it's way and that's a start! Roll on the 3 Bank Holidays - Easter and the two in May, that'll kick things off nicely. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 1

12:51pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Tripod says...

14. All the Chuggers crawl out from whatever rock they hide under during the winter and head for Bournemouth Square.
14. All the Chuggers crawl out from whatever rock they hide under during the winter and head for Bournemouth Square. Tripod
  • Score: 1

2:43pm Fri 21 Mar 14

skydriver says...

And ONCE USED THE NODDY TRAIN , no longer tho, when the mafia takes it over.......if people power doesn't stop it.
And ONCE USED THE NODDY TRAIN , no longer tho, when the mafia takes it over.......if people power doesn't stop it. skydriver
  • Score: 1

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