Dorset weather

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 (Bournemouth) 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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When is the best time to go to Dorset?

The best time to go to Dorset (Bournemouth) is July and August based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Dorset (Bournemouth)8
  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Dorset (Bournemouth)8
  • 10°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Dorset (Bournemouth)10
  • 13°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Dorset (Bournemouth)13
  • 16°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Dorset (Bournemouth)16
  • 19°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Dorset (Bournemouth)19
  • 21°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Dorset (Bournemouth)21
  • 21°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Dorset (Bournemouth)21
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Dorset (Bournemouth)18
  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Dorset (Bournemouth)15
  • 11°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Dorset (Bournemouth)11
  • 9°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Dorset (Bournemouth)9

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More about the UK

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.

What is the time difference between Dorset and the UK?

The time difference between Dorset and the UK is GMT+0 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Dorset?

The main language spoken in Dorset is English.

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What is the currency in Dorset?

The currency in Dorset is the Pound Sterling (GBP).

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Which plugs are used in Dorset?

Dorset uses electrical plug type G (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Dorset?

They drive on the left side of the road in Dorset.

Compare Dorset weather with the USA

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

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