HEAVY traffic is reported across Bournemouth, Poole and the New Forest today as tens of thousands of people head for the coastline.

There are long delays on the A31 westbound between Poulner Hill and Ringwood. No accident has been reported on the stretch.

Motorists are also facing queues in Bath Road between the roundabout for the Bournemouth International Centre and the Lansdowne Roundabout, as well as the A35 Poole Road in Branksome and Barrack Road in Christchurch.

Temperatures are expected to hit 30C today.