VIDEO: Bournemouth sizzles in 28C on its hottest day of the year so far

Friends Dylan and Jaden cooling off by the waters edge

Temperatures set to reach 28C on Bournemouth's hottest day of the year so far

Michelle Howell and Barbra Allam-Rummery soak up the sun

One year old Ben Viehofer standing in his castle.

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TEMPERATURES soared to a scorching 28.6C in Dorset today with people flocking to the beach to cool off in the heat. 

The official reading at Hurn was the second highest in the country and beat the previous temperature record set there this year on July 17, when the mercury climbed to 27.1C.

Only the Met Office’s Solent weather station in Hampshire recorded a higher temperature, hitting 29.6C at its peak. 

People flocked to the beaches across the region to enjoy the warm weather, with anyone tempted by a dip in the sea at Bournemouth enjoying positively balmy conditions. 

The display outside the seafront office boasted the water had hit 20C and according to surf forecasting site Surf-Forecast.com, the sea temperature was 20.1C, which is 4.2C above average.

With the summer holidays underway for many already, long queues for ice-cream were forming and children played and made sandcastles on the beach in the glorious sunshine. 

Bournemouth Echo:  Stour Valley Nature Reserve today in the sunshine.  Click to see a larger version  

Among those enjoying the sizzling conditions were friends Barbra Allam-Rummery and Michelle Howell, who tucked into a picnic at Bournemouth beach and joked that they were enjoying their last two days of freedom before their children finish school. 

Barbra said: “We only moved here last September, from Hastings, but Bournemouth is far better. It is absolutely perfect.”

Dirk Viehofer, visiting from Germany, said: “We are here for a week and this is our second day on the beach. It is very beautiful, very nice weather. It is lovely.” 

The Met Office says there is a risk for thundery downpours on Wednesday night, while the outlook for Thursday to Saturday says some showers could develop most days, these could be perhaps slow-moving, locally intense and thundery at times. However there will be some good dry and sunny spells.

Last week the warm weather came to a dramatic climax when thunderstorms rolled across Dorset with lightning illuminating the skies on Thursday night and the early hours of Saturday morning.

The Met Office had issued an amber warning for lightning, hail and gusty winds for Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole on Saturday but the storms failed to materalise with much of the county basking in sunshine. 

The Met Office is predicting the warm weather will continue, with the temperature in Bournemouth expected to be around 27C at its peak on Wednesday.

Dry and hot conditions are forecast with sunny spells, but it will be cooler closer to the coast.

However, it will not all be sunshine, with isolated heavy and thundery showers expected to develop later in the evening.

Although the temperatures are expected to remain between 25C and 27C heading into the weekend, it is forecast that there will be some showers each day, but with some pleasant dry and sunny spells in between. 

 

 

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9:26am Tue 22 Jul 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

48C is a scorcher, not 28C.
48C is a scorcher, not 28C. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: -14

10:12am Tue 22 Jul 14

master plan says...

After a month away in Brazil I return to an absolute scorcher love it!
After a month away in Brazil I return to an absolute scorcher love it! master plan
  • Score: 8

2:04pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Jim_Springbourne says...

28.6 the max in Springbourne so far, forecast looks spot on!
28.6 the max in Springbourne so far, forecast looks spot on! Jim_Springbourne
  • Score: 3

5:33pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Jim_Springbourne says...

Incidentally... 8 years ago today:
http://www.bournemou
thecho.co.uk/news/84
6700.Summer_blackout
/?ref=arc
Incidentally... 8 years ago today: http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/84 6700.Summer_blackout /?ref=arc Jim_Springbourne
  • Score: -1

5:41pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Jim_Springbourne says...

Incidentally... 8 years ago today:
http://www.bournemou
thecho.co.uk/news/84
6700.Summer_blackout
/?ref=arc
Incidentally... 8 years ago today: http://www.bournemou thecho.co.uk/news/84 6700.Summer_blackout /?ref=arc Jim_Springbourne
  • Score: -1

6:41pm Tue 22 Jul 14

uvox44 says...

Is it just me that finds getting baked on a crowded beach and upping my risk of skin cancer about as appealing as walking on broken glass ? Why does any sort of objectivity go out the window in reporting hot weather, a heatwave is not good news for everyone and not everyone enjoys it , yet the weather reporters can't resist referring to it as "glorious" etc - why not just stick to the facts and let people make up their own minds!?
Is it just me that finds getting baked on a crowded beach and upping my risk of skin cancer about as appealing as walking on broken glass ? Why does any sort of objectivity go out the window in reporting hot weather, a heatwave is not good news for everyone and not everyone enjoys it , yet the weather reporters can't resist referring to it as "glorious" etc - why not just stick to the facts and let people make up their own minds!? uvox44
  • Score: -6

6:48pm Tue 22 Jul 14

equinoxial says...

The official sea temperature is 16.7℃ at Bournemouth. The surface forcast website temprature is an error, it was showing 16.1℃ yesterday. The sea temperature has never been up to 20.1℃ in Bournemouth ever even at its warmest. I can personally confirm that when the sea got to my private bits as I went for a swim it was definitely not around 20℃.
The official sea temperature is 16.7℃ at Bournemouth. The surface forcast website temprature is an error, it was showing 16.1℃ yesterday. The sea temperature has never been up to 20.1℃ in Bournemouth ever even at its warmest. I can personally confirm that when the sea got to my private bits as I went for a swim it was definitely not around 20℃. equinoxial
  • Score: 0

7:49pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I visited Boscombe today and overheated. Oh what a joy to walk in the main entrance of Sainsburys. The aircon must have been on maximum, heaven. After 5 hours they said 'right, either buy something or leave'
A tin of tuna and an apple seemed to placate them.
I visited Boscombe today and overheated. Oh what a joy to walk in the main entrance of Sainsburys. The aircon must have been on maximum, heaven. After 5 hours they said 'right, either buy something or leave' A tin of tuna and an apple seemed to placate them. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 7

8:43pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Wallisdown says...

equinoxial wrote:
The official sea temperature is 16.7℃ at Bournemouth. The surface forcast website temprature is an error, it was showing 16.1℃ yesterday. The sea temperature has never been up to 20.1℃ in Bournemouth ever even at its warmest. I can personally confirm that when the sea got to my private bits as I went for a swim it was definitely not around 20℃.
Actually both are correct, the 16.7c is the temp measured from a buoy offshore 2metres below the surface. The 20.1c (actually rising) is measured only a few hundred metres offshore in the shallower water which reacts quicker to the suns warming. It was here in 1995 when a sea temp of 24c was recorded.
[quote][p][bold]equinoxial[/bold] wrote: The official sea temperature is 16.7℃ at Bournemouth. The surface forcast website temprature is an error, it was showing 16.1℃ yesterday. The sea temperature has never been up to 20.1℃ in Bournemouth ever even at its warmest. I can personally confirm that when the sea got to my private bits as I went for a swim it was definitely not around 20℃.[/p][/quote]Actually both are correct, the 16.7c is the temp measured from a buoy offshore 2metres below the surface. The 20.1c (actually rising) is measured only a few hundred metres offshore in the shallower water which reacts quicker to the suns warming. It was here in 1995 when a sea temp of 24c was recorded. Wallisdown
  • Score: 1

8:44pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Wallisdown says...

Chris@Bmouth wrote:
48C is a scorcher, not 28C.
Lol where were you the last time it was 48c?
[quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: 48C is a scorcher, not 28C.[/p][/quote]Lol where were you the last time it was 48c? Wallisdown
  • Score: 6

8:55pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Hobad1 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I visited Boscombe today and overheated. Oh what a joy to walk in the main entrance of Sainsburys. The aircon must have been on maximum, heaven. After 5 hours they said 'right, either buy something or leave'
A tin of tuna and an apple seemed to placate them.
Really ? I thought you would have bought "D!ckhead Weekly" Magazine.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I visited Boscombe today and overheated. Oh what a joy to walk in the main entrance of Sainsburys. The aircon must have been on maximum, heaven. After 5 hours they said 'right, either buy something or leave' A tin of tuna and an apple seemed to placate them.[/p][/quote]Really ? I thought you would have bought "D!ckhead Weekly" Magazine. Hobad1
  • Score: -2

9:25pm Tue 22 Jul 14

GeorgeW64 says...

Chris@Bmouth wrote:
48C is a scorcher, not 28C.
It obviously boiled your brain.
[quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: 48C is a scorcher, not 28C.[/p][/quote]It obviously boiled your brain. GeorgeW64
  • Score: 2

10:54pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

Wallisdown wrote:
equinoxial wrote:
The official sea temperature is 16.7℃ at Bournemouth. The surface forcast website temprature is an error, it was showing 16.1℃ yesterday. The sea temperature has never been up to 20.1℃ in Bournemouth ever even at its warmest. I can personally confirm that when the sea got to my private bits as I went for a swim it was definitely not around 20℃.
Actually both are correct, the 16.7c is the temp measured from a buoy offshore 2metres below the surface. The 20.1c (actually rising) is measured only a few hundred metres offshore in the shallower water which reacts quicker to the suns warming. It was here in 1995 when a sea temp of 24c was recorded.
Who really cares.
[quote][p][bold]Wallisdown[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]equinoxial[/bold] wrote: The official sea temperature is 16.7℃ at Bournemouth. The surface forcast website temprature is an error, it was showing 16.1℃ yesterday. The sea temperature has never been up to 20.1℃ in Bournemouth ever even at its warmest. I can personally confirm that when the sea got to my private bits as I went for a swim it was definitely not around 20℃.[/p][/quote]Actually both are correct, the 16.7c is the temp measured from a buoy offshore 2metres below the surface. The 20.1c (actually rising) is measured only a few hundred metres offshore in the shallower water which reacts quicker to the suns warming. It was here in 1995 when a sea temp of 24c was recorded.[/p][/quote]Who really cares. Hessenford
  • Score: -4

11:56pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Hobad1 wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I visited Boscombe today and overheated. Oh what a joy to walk in the main entrance of Sainsburys. The aircon must have been on maximum, heaven. After 5 hours they said 'right, either buy something or leave'
A tin of tuna and an apple seemed to placate them.
Really ? I thought you would have bought "D!ckhead Weekly" Magazine.
Can I have your copy after you've tried to read it ?
[quote][p][bold]Hobad1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I visited Boscombe today and overheated. Oh what a joy to walk in the main entrance of Sainsburys. The aircon must have been on maximum, heaven. After 5 hours they said 'right, either buy something or leave' A tin of tuna and an apple seemed to placate them.[/p][/quote]Really ? I thought you would have bought "D!ckhead Weekly" Magazine.[/p][/quote]Can I have your copy after you've tried to read it ? Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 2

5:14am Wed 23 Jul 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
Chris@Bmouth wrote: 48C is a scorcher, not 28C.
It obviously boiled your brain.
There are places other than the UK you know.
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris@Bmouth[/bold] wrote: 48C is a scorcher, not 28C.[/p][/quote]It obviously boiled your brain.[/p][/quote]There are places other than the UK you know. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: -4

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