THE fair weather is set to continue across Dorset this week- with temperatures predicted to reach the mid-twenties.

As we enter the second week of June things are really starting to heat up with temperatures reaching highs of 23C on the weekend. 

With lockdown measures eased people can meet up in groups of up to 30 outside which means the barbecue season can finally start and the Met Office has forecast another glorious week on the south coast. 

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Following yesterday's overcast and gloomy start to the week, today has a much brighter and warmer outlook. 

Forecaster Bournemouth and Poole Weather has said that although the morning started off bright, there will be some cloud throughout the day. 

UV levels also continue to remain high today and sun protection should be worn if you are planning on spending a prolonged period outside.

Here is your hour-by-hour guide for the weather in the Bournemouth area today (obviously subject to change): 

Tuesday, June 8

11am - 17C cloudy

Midday - 17C cloudy

1pm - 17C partly cloudy

2pm - 19C partly cloudy

3pm - 19C sunny

4pm - 19C sunny

5pm - 19C sunny

6pm - 19C sunny

7pm - 18C sunny

8pm - 17C sunny

9pm - 16C sunny

10pm - 15C clear skies

11pm - 14C clear skies

Bournemouth Echo:

Today's weather forecast - The Met Office 

The outlook for the rest of the week is looking generally warm and bright with spots of patchy drizzle at times.

On Wednesday cloud will generally increase from the west with some coastal and hill fog patches while eastern parts will hold onto the best brightness.

It will stay dry and feeling warm with maximum temperatures around 23C.

Towards the end of the week it will be rather cloudy, especially on Thursday and Friday with some patchy drizzle.

By the weekend it will be warm, dry and bright throughout. 

Bournemouth Echo:

This week's weather forecast - The Met Office 

This week's forecast:

Tuesday, 8 June: 19°C / Cloudy changing to sunny

Wednesday, 9 June: 20°C / Sunny changing to cloudy by nighttime.

Thursday, 10 June: 20°C / Overcast changing to sunny

Friday, 11 June: 22°C/ Overcast changing to sunny

Saturday, 12 June: 22°C / Sunny changing to cloudy by lunchtime

Sunday, 13 June: 21°C / Sunny

Are you heading out to any events this weekend? Let us know in the comments.