Portland Bill Lighthouse

Portland Bill Lighthouse, Weymouth, Dorset

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  • Portland Bill and Chesil Beach are the graveyards of many vessels that failed to reach Weymouth or Portland Roads. The Portland Race is caused by the meeting of the tides between the Bill and the Shambles sandbank about 3 miles SE. Strong currents break the sea so fiercely that from the shore a continuous disturbance can be seen. Portland Bill Lighthouse guides vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth through these hazardous waters as well as acting as a waymark for ships navigating the English Channel. The Shambles sandbank is marked by a red sector light.

    Lighthouse has a visitor centre.

  • Portland Bill Lighthouse 7-day Weather Forecast

    Rain throughout the week, with temperatures peaking at 18°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
    14
    -> 
    18
       48%  79%   8 mph
      7:02 am    7:03 pm
    Tuesday, Sep 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    14
    -> 
    17
       5%  59%   3 mph
      7:03 am    7:01 pm

    Wednesday, Sep 27th
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
    14
    -> 
    18
       47%  58%   14 mph
      7:05 am    6:59 pm
    Thursday, Sep 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    14
    -> 
    16
       48%  58%   9 mph
      7:06 am    6:56 pm

    Friday, Sep 29th
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
    14
    -> 
    17
       33%  88%   12 mph
      7:08 am    6:54 pm
    Saturday, Sep 30th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    12
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    16
       17%  59%   3 mph
      7:09 am    6:52 pm

    Sunday, Oct 1st
     Rain until evening, starting again overnight.
     
    14
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    17
       66%  99%   22 mph
      7:11 am    6:50 pm
    Monday, Oct 2nd
     Rain until evening.
     
    11
    -> 
    17
       67%  84%   16 mph
      7:12 am    6:47 pm

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