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As it happened: Traffic issues, busy beaches and packed car parks during heatwave

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Heatwave live: Bournemouth beach and Dorset traffic updates

By Jason Lewis

Last updated:

    - An amber heatwave alert has been issued by the Met Office
  • - There is a 90 per cent probability of heatwave conditions for the south west
  • - This weekend could see highs between 30C and 34C
  • - South Western Railway has warned trains between London and Bournemouth will be diverted via Guildford this weekend, adding up to 40 mins on the journey
  • - An amber wildfire risk is in place this weekend
  • - The Met Office has issued a thunderstorms warning for Monday and Tuesday