If you are heading to the Platinum Jubilee Bournemouth Air Festival this weekend, here's your forecast to help you have fun whatever the weather.

Rebranded this year to mark the Queen's 70 years on the throne, the air show runs from September 1 to 4.

Visitors and organisers have a busy weekend ahead from the Red Arrows shows and funfairs to the Armed Forces villages and delicious food and drink offerings.

Here is whether you will be basking in the sunshine or dodging the showers according to the Met Office and the BBC forecast.

BBC Bournemouth forecast ahead of air festival


Overall, Thursday will see some sunny intervals and a moderate breeze.

Temperatures are predicted to reach 23C, dropping to lows of 14C.

There is also a fairly low chance of rain, peaking at 13% around 4 pm.


Looking onwards to Friday, the BBC forecasts a day of thundery showers with a gentle breeze.

Thunder is expected from 10 am and is predicted to last until early afternoon.

There is also a high chance of rain, especially in the morning, and temperatures look set to range from 14C to 20C.

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Festival goers can expect a cloudy Saturday with a moderate breeze throughout the day.

Temperatures look fairly similar to the day before with highs of 20C and lows of 16C.

Although not particularly sunny, Saturday appears to be a dry day with a fairly low chance of rain.


Spectators should prepare for some light showers on Sunday as well as a fresh breeze.

Temperatures will reach highs of 20C ( and lows of 16C) like the rest of the weekend but there is a looming threat of rain throughout the day.

However, it's not all bad news as the day is expected to brighten up with the sun breaking through the clouds from around 3 pm.

For the latest BBC Bournemouth weather update, visit the BBC website.

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Met Office Bournemouth forecast ahead of air festival


Meanwhile, the Met Office predicts that Thursday will start off cloudy before it breaks into sunny intervals by around mid-morning.

We should see temperatures ranging from highs of 23C to lows of 17C.

Although the clouds are expected to appear a little dark and threatening from around 1 pm, there is a low chance of it coming to anything with a 10% likelihood of rain in the afternoon.


Friday appears to be a cloudy day with both sunny intervals and light showers throughout.

Temperatures are expected to range from 16C to 21C but it's likely to feel slightly cooler than that.


The Met Office says that Saturday will be cloudy but dry with temperatures ranging from 17C to 19C.

Our chances of precipitation range from 10-20% so fingers crossed, we will be able to avoid some showers - or at least a downpour!


Sunday is a different picture with a high chance of light showers starting from early in the morning and continuing throughout the day.

The day might look bright with a chance of some sunshine through the clouds but there is a consistent chance of rain of 40-60% that doesn't look like it's going to let up!

For the most up-to-date weather forecast, visit the Met Office website.