Dorset weather

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Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Dorset. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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The weather guide for Dorset shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by MeteoBlue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Dorset holiday rentals

Find holiday rentals in Dorset, England including holiday homes, self-catering accommodation, B&Bs, shared space, home swaps and short-term lets.

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Dorset cottages

Search for holiday cottages in Dorset, England including contemporary and traditional self-catering accommodation.

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Dorset hotels

Compare prices for hotels in Dorset, England by booking directly with hotel chains and independent hotels or via online travel agencies and hotel comparison websites.

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Dorset camping & hostels

Looking for camping holidays in Dorset, England? Browse hostels and campsites for camping, glamping, yurts, cabins, tree houses, youth hostels and caravan parks.

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Dorset holiday parks

Discover family holidays and short breaks at holiday parks, activity centres and seaside resorts in Dorset, England with lots of activities, adventures and entertainment for all.

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Dorset car hire

Need to hire a car for Dorset, England? Check out the car hire companies and brokers offering car rentals for Dorset, England.

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  • Hertz

Dorset days out & things to do

Planning days out in Dorset, England? Find out what tourist attractions, activities and events are available and where to book and things to do and places to visit in Dorset, England.

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Which is the hottest month in Dorset?

The hottest time of year in Bournemouth, Dorset is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 21°C.

Which month has the most rain in Dorset?

In terms of rainfall, December is usually the wettest month in Bournemouth, Dorset with 90mm on average. There are normally 17 days in December with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Dorset?

The sunniest time of year in Bournemouth, Dorset is normally August with bright sunshine on average for 46% of daylight hours; that's 7 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Dorset?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Bournemouth, Dorset in August when the water temperature reaches 18°C.

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Compare Dorset weather with the USA

Below the Dorset weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Dorset, England (Bournemouth) and the USA (Washington).

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

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