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As it happened: Sandbanks car parks full and delays on A31 as heatwave hits Dorset


Heatwave: Bournemouth beach and traffic updates

By Sarah Cartlidge

Last updated:

    - An amber heatwave alert has been issued by the Met Office
  • - There is a 90 per cent probability of heatwave conditions for the south west
  • - Car parks in Sandbanks are full and are now CLOSED
  • - Temperatures today are expected to reach the high 20s and maybe even 30C today
  • - This weekend could see highs between 30C and 34C
  • - South Western Railway has warned trains between London and Bournemouth will be diverted via Guildford this weekend, adding up to 40 mins on the journey
  • - An Amber wildfire risk is in place this weekend
  • - The Met Office has issued a thunderstorms warning for Monday and Tuesday