Climate in Bourne
Like the rest of the UK, Bourne is influenced by a number of different weather systems, and as result has a varied and often unpredictable climate. Usually, however, Bourne is most influenced by the mild and wet maritime air mass from the Atlantic, which means Bourne is susceptible to fast moving low pressure systems, often contributing to wet and overcast conditions, and keeping temperatures mild in the winter - much more so than what would normally be expected considering the latitude, which is on par with southern Canada.
Spring in Bourne (March - June)
Temperatures though-out spring tend to be varied, and conditions can range from being cool to very mild, with an average high temperature of around 10°C in early spring, rising to around 16°C by the end of the season. Average temperatures aside, it is not unknown for Bourne to experience a heat wave during spring time, which can see temperatures soaring well above average - during such heat waves, temperatures of around 20°C are certainly not uncommon towards the end of spring. Although it can be mild during the day, night time temperatures during spring can still drop well into single figures and this can result in some overnight frosts during the early stages of the season.
The most common weather trend during spring is sunshine and showers, especially during April - hence why the weather in April is often referred to as April showers. As the season progresses, however, the showery conditions do tend to subside and sunshine becomes more of a prominent feature - the month of May, for example, can see long periods of dry, settled conditions.
During spring the days also start to get longer, with British summer time offically starting at the end of March; at the end of the season the sun rises early in the morning and doesn't set until late at night, making the days much longer than nights.
Spring is certainly an interesting time in Bourne, as all the trees and flowers begin to bug and the lush green countryside that Bourne and the rest of Lincolnshire is renowned for, comes back to life.
Summer in Bourne (June - September)
The warmest mouths tend to be June, July and August, were temperatures typically range between 18 - 22°C during the day, although on occasions temperatures do peek higher than this, but very rarely reach above 30°C.
During summertime when the sun is at its highest, sunlight hours are plentiful and summer days are renowned for being long and humid. Although the weather can sometimes be quite unsettled, there are also plenty of warm and sunny days to be had during the summer months - certainly during dry, settled periods, it's not uncommon for temperatures to hover into the mid-twenties for several days at a time.
As Bourne is influenced by the maritime air coming off the Atlantic, it can often feel very humid in the summer months, and as a result, it can sometimes feel warmer than what the thermometer is actually reading. The humidity can also make some days seem quite uncomfortable, as the body struggles to cool down as quickly.
Unfortunately, good weather is never guaranteed in summer and during unsettled periods, it is not unknown for temperatures to drop to the low to mid-teens during the day and for there to be subsequent days of rain.
Autumn in Bourne (September - December)
Autumn in Bourne is notorious for being unsettled, as cool polar air moves southwards following the sun; it meets the warm air of the tropics and produces an area of great disturbance - at this time of year, Bourne can often experience windy, wet weather - sometimes stormy in nature. Although early autumn can still be relatively mild (high temperatures normally hover around 14°C), temperatures do tend to drop quite drastically as the season progresses and certainly in late Autumn, it can start to feel quite cold with overnight frosts not uncommon - the average high in late autumn is normally around 8°C. It's also not unheard of for there to be a minimal amount of snow at the end of the season, although this is quite rare.
During autumn the days also start to get shorter, with the nights becoming longer than the days towards the end of the season. The decreased lack of sunlight and increased tendancy towards overcast conditions can mean days at the end of the season can start to feel short and dull.
Winter in Bourne (December - March
The coldest months tend to be January and February, were temperatures typically peak at between 5 - 8°C during the day and frosts become common overnight. Winters are, however, generally quite mild, with temperatures often not dropping below 0°C, and snow fall being very minimal (usually no more than 1 - 2 inches). On occasions, however, Bourne does experience periods of very cold weather during winter, were more substantial snow fall and freezing temperatures may be experienced - this was apparent in the winters of 2009/2010 and 2010/2011, were several weeks of substained freezing temperatures, significant snow fall, and widespread ice were experienced in Bourne.
Daylight hours during winter months are minimal and as a result days can seem short and dull - on average Bourne sees just eight hours of daylight in the winter months.
Due to Bourne's location in the south east of the country, rainfall tends to be less than that of other parts of the UK as it further away from the influences of the maritime air from the Atlantic. In fact, it is not uncommon, certainly in the summer months, for Bourne to experience dry periods with little rainfall. The south east of the country is also thought to receive the most amount of sunshine and this is reflected in Bourne, with periods of sunny conditions not uncommon.
Extreme weather such as tornados, hurricanes, floods and droughts are virtually unheard of in Bourne, but there have been a few occasions in history, were such events have been recorded.
If you're planning on visiting Bourne, the advice is to expect the unexpected (weather wise that is!). If you're visiting Bourne in the summer, you should be able to get away with wearing t-shirts most days (maybe even shorts!), but it is recommended that you bring a jumper, as even in the height of summer, it can still feel a little chilly in the evening and overnight. In winter, warm clothing and a thick coat is recommended to protect against the cold. In spring and autumn, you may need a bit of both - some days it may be warm enough to wear just a t-shirt, whereas other days you may find yourself wanting to wrap up warm in a nice thick coat.
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