Summer heatwave on the Banks!

Amber weather warning issued for most of Dorset as a spell of warm weather hits the coast

The Met Office issued an amber weather warning today covering most of the South West of England, for “Extreme Heat” between the hours of 4pm on Monday (July 19) until 11.59pm on Thursday (July 22). They are warning of ‘high temperatures both by day and night will continue this week leading to public health impacts’.

The average temperatures this time in July are usually 21° C – but we are expecting temperatures to beyond this figure, with highs potentially around th 31° C mark.

We’ve seen a high increase in people visiting Sandbanks Beach and we expect this to continue over  the coming weekend and beyond. This will mean that the car park spaces will be at a premium and would advise people, to avoid the queues, park in Poole and get the bus down here – there’s regular services from Poole bus station to Sandbanks. There are also plenty of roads in and around the local area inlcuding Lilliput, Branksome Park and Canford Cliffs, which offer a fairly short walk to the beach.

With the increase in temperatures and the current spell of good weather, there really is no better place to be than the beach – with miles of golden sand and refreshing Blue Flag waters to cool off in. However, we do advise that you come prepared! Make sure you wear plenty of sun protection, wear some form of head protection, bring a parosole for some shade and keep yourself well highdrated throughout the day. Also, seek shade when necassary or cool off in the water of course 🙂

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