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This website was completely updated and revamped in January 2010

How reliable are the BBC website four-day weather forecasts for Weymouth? Only about one in four forecasts are accurate. About half are bad, e.g., forecasting a dry day when it actually rains. Simply assuming that the weather in four days time will be broadly the same as today's weather works about as well as the BBC forecasts. 
Sea level is rising around Weymouth. By 2050 sea levels in Weymouth Harbour could be 400 mm or more above current values and perhaps more than 1.5 metres above current levels by 2100 putting much of Weymouth Town Centre below Spring high tides. Click the symbol at right for more detail. 

Weymouth's weather records analysed. A dedicated team of Weather Observers has created an 80-year weather archive for Weymouth. These have been collated and digitised through the phenomenal efforts of Bob Poots, Weymouth's current Weather Recorder. Click the symbol at right for more detail.
Temperature trends for Weymouth. Global temperatures are rising due to Climate Change but Weymouth's weather records show that the local rise may be five time faster than predicted globally. Click the symbol at right for more detail.
Sunshine trends for Weymouth. Are Weymouth's skies becoming cloudier or clearer? The trend since the 1980s shows no significant change despite climate forecasters saying it will be cloudier and stormier. Click the symbol at right for more detail.

Rainfall trends for Weymouth. Climate forecasters predict that Weymouth will become wetter in the winter. The observed trend is for annual rainfall to stay the same. However, light rain is falling on more days each year. Click the symbol at right for more detail. 
Cloud cover trends for Weymouth. Climate Modellers forecast more cloud and storms but the cloud cover has not changed significantly in Weymouth over eight decades. Click the symbol at right for more detail. 
Barometric pressure trends for Weymouth. Climate Modellers forecast increasing frequency of storms and lower barometric pressure extremes but Weymouth's records show the opposite. The records suggest that a fifty-year cycle is operating. Click the symbol at right for more detail. 
Wind speed trends for Weymouth. Climate Modellers forecast increasing frequency of storms and higher wind speeds. However, Weymouth's records show winds reducing by 3 knots per decade on average. The 1970s were much less windier in Weymouth than in other decades. Click the symbol at right for more detail. 
My weather-related local photographs. Click the symbol at right. 
Links to other relevant websites. Click the symbol at right
Many Thanks Bob! My very grateful thanks go to Bob Poots, Weymouth's Weather recorder, who has not only collected the daily weather records since 1997 but who has also painstakingly transcribed over 28,000 days of weather records into digital form and made these available to me.
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