Mini-heatwave set to hit Weymouth

Dorset Echo: Mini-heatwave set to hit Weymouth Mini-heatwave set to hit Weymouth

PEOPLE in Weymouth are being urged to take advantage of the good weather as a mini-heatwave hits the area.

The Met Office predicted a sunny day for today in Weymouth with temperatures reaching 18 degrees Celsius.

Tomorrow could be much the same with temperatures hitting 17 degrees Celsius.

Melanie Rush, owner of West Hill Donkeys, urged people to get outside and see the donkeys on Weymouth Beach.

She said: “It’s going to be beautiful. I think everybody should come to the beach and enjoy the entertainment and the seaside.

“They should make the most of the sunshine.

“It’s definitely a boost to trade.”

Saturday will see sunny intervals and temperatures hitting 19 degrees Celsius.

Dave Price, chairman of Weymouth and Portland Hoteliers and Guesthouse Leaseholders’ Association said Weymouth had its own ‘micro-climate’.

He said: “The whole of the country having a good forecast for the next few days is obviously good news.

“We are looking forward to having lots of people come down over the next week.

“Hopefully it will get more people down for the bank holiday weekend.”

Mark Anderson, co-founder at Sandworld, said the weather helped bring out the crowds after a long cold winter.

“We’ve had an excellent start to the season. Long may it continue.

“People are coming in their droves. It’s the best Easter I’ve had for a few years.

“The economy seems to be recovering. People are more willing to spend money. It reminds me of the good old days.”

Sunday will be cloudier but dry, whilst Monday will see the return of heavy rain showers.

Councillor Ian Bruce, brief holder for tourism and culture, said: “Weymouth and Portland is a wonderful place to come even when the sun doesn’t shine.

“Unfortunately sometimes when the weather forecasters tell everybody it’s going to rain - and we then have a wonderful weekend - lots of people are put off from coming to enjoy the sunshine but it all looks good this time.”

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4:37pm Thu 15 May 14

shy talk says...

Cannot wait to see all those bodies with large bellies. Most of them look like they have swallowed a large wok.
Cannot wait to see all those bodies with large bellies. Most of them look like they have swallowed a large wok. shy talk
  • Score: 8

5:18pm Thu 15 May 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

Met Office forecast Daytime Sunday 18th - cloudy!
Met Office forecast Daytime Sunday 18th - cloudy! IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
  • Score: -2

6:03pm Thu 15 May 14

PORTLAND ROVER says...

I take it from the Headline... "This is except for Viewers in Portland"
I take it from the Headline... "This is except for Viewers in Portland" PORTLAND ROVER
  • Score: 2

6:24pm Thu 15 May 14

MrTomSmith says...

18 Degrees hardly a HEAT wave is it really? . Nice yes, Heatwave No and no its no a MINI heatwave either, its still just a nice weather forecast.
18 Degrees hardly a HEAT wave is it really? . Nice yes, Heatwave No and no its no a MINI heatwave either, its still just a nice weather forecast. MrTomSmith
  • Score: 15

7:31pm Thu 15 May 14

Parkstreetshufle says...

Five minutes of beautiful weather before the hoards of misbegotten turn up, with screaming kids, the elderly moaning about screaming kids, idiots that try and get out I the harbour in a rubber ring etc.
Make the most of it...
Five minutes of beautiful weather before the hoards of misbegotten turn up, with screaming kids, the elderly moaning about screaming kids, idiots that try and get out I the harbour in a rubber ring etc. Make the most of it... Parkstreetshufle
  • Score: 5

7:52pm Thu 15 May 14

CoogarUK.com says...

What has Weymouth done to deserve this. Why has it been singled out?
What has Weymouth done to deserve this. Why has it been singled out? CoogarUK.com
  • Score: 4

8:30pm Thu 15 May 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

Can we all sing the original version of 'The sun has got his hat on' now ??
Can we all sing the original version of 'The sun has got his hat on' now ?? IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
  • Score: 3

8:56pm Thu 15 May 14

PossumGoose says...

18deg a heat wave? No
Long cold winter? No, winter has been same length as it always is, and is on record as being particularly mild.
Where do they get these reporters from?
18deg a heat wave? No Long cold winter? No, winter has been same length as it always is, and is on record as being particularly mild. Where do they get these reporters from? PossumGoose
  • Score: 10

8:02am Fri 16 May 14

Akita_Abigail says...

We will be able to enjoy this weather as day trippers wont be able to get here easily as there is bus replacement services from Bournemouth to Dorchester South all weekend....
We will be able to enjoy this weather as day trippers wont be able to get here easily as there is bus replacement services from Bournemouth to Dorchester South all weekend.... Akita_Abigail
  • Score: 4

8:43am Fri 16 May 14

JamesYoung says...

PossumGoose wrote:
18deg a heat wave? No
Long cold winter? No, winter has been same length as it always is, and is on record as being particularly mild.
Where do they get these reporters from?
I think they have a machine.
The reporter writes "The weather in Weymouth will be 18 degrees this weekend, after several weeks of cooler weather".
The machine converts that to: "Shock Heatwave Warning: Dorset on Alert for Searing temperatures after deadly winter".
Only, of course, as we know the Echo reporter probably started out with "wether".
[quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: 18deg a heat wave? No Long cold winter? No, winter has been same length as it always is, and is on record as being particularly mild. Where do they get these reporters from?[/p][/quote]I think they have a machine. The reporter writes "The weather in Weymouth will be 18 degrees this weekend, after several weeks of cooler weather". The machine converts that to: "Shock Heatwave Warning: Dorset on Alert for Searing temperatures after deadly winter". Only, of course, as we know the Echo reporter probably started out with "wether". JamesYoung
  • Score: 8

10:00am Fri 16 May 14

livid99 says...

JamesYoung wrote:
PossumGoose wrote:
18deg a heat wave? No
Long cold winter? No, winter has been same length as it always is, and is on record as being particularly mild.
Where do they get these reporters from?
I think they have a machine.
The reporter writes "The weather in Weymouth will be 18 degrees this weekend, after several weeks of cooler weather".
The machine converts that to: "Shock Heatwave Warning: Dorset on Alert for Searing temperatures after deadly winter".
Only, of course, as we know the Echo reporter probably started out with "wether".
Hahaha !
[quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: 18deg a heat wave? No Long cold winter? No, winter has been same length as it always is, and is on record as being particularly mild. Where do they get these reporters from?[/p][/quote]I think they have a machine. The reporter writes "The weather in Weymouth will be 18 degrees this weekend, after several weeks of cooler weather". The machine converts that to: "Shock Heatwave Warning: Dorset on Alert for Searing temperatures after deadly winter". Only, of course, as we know the Echo reporter probably started out with "wether".[/p][/quote]Hahaha ! livid99
  • Score: 4

3:11pm Fri 16 May 14

wowfood says...

livid99 wrote:
JamesYoung wrote:
PossumGoose wrote:
18deg a heat wave? No
Long cold winter? No, winter has been same length as it always is, and is on record as being particularly mild.
Where do they get these reporters from?
I think they have a machine.
The reporter writes "The weather in Weymouth will be 18 degrees this weekend, after several weeks of cooler weather".
The machine converts that to: "Shock Heatwave Warning: Dorset on Alert for Searing temperatures after deadly winter".
Only, of course, as we know the Echo reporter probably started out with "wether".
Hahaha !
Anyone would think The Echo was being run by The Sun with some of the headlines we see.
[quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PossumGoose[/bold] wrote: 18deg a heat wave? No Long cold winter? No, winter has been same length as it always is, and is on record as being particularly mild. Where do they get these reporters from?[/p][/quote]I think they have a machine. The reporter writes "The weather in Weymouth will be 18 degrees this weekend, after several weeks of cooler weather". The machine converts that to: "Shock Heatwave Warning: Dorset on Alert for Searing temperatures after deadly winter". Only, of course, as we know the Echo reporter probably started out with "wether".[/p][/quote]Hahaha ![/p][/quote]Anyone would think The Echo was being run by The Sun with some of the headlines we see. wowfood
  • Score: 1

3:28pm Fri 16 May 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

OHEC says 'People in Weymouth are being urged to take advantage of the good weather '
They do not say who is doing the urging, other than a few local tradespeople who provide service which are of little use to us who live here.
If we live here we will have no choice but to take advantage (or otherwise) of the prevailing weather!
OHEC says 'People in Weymouth are being urged to take advantage of the good weather ' They do not say who is doing the urging, other than a few local tradespeople who provide service which are of little use to us who live here. If we live here we will have no choice but to take advantage (or otherwise) of the prevailing weather! IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
  • Score: 0

1:13am Sat 17 May 14

westbaywonder says...

May be a chance to see the Mayor in his bathing suit! LOL
May be a chance to see the Mayor in his bathing suit! LOL westbaywonder
  • Score: 0

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