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, weather in Weymouth, Dorset
Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 11.2℃ with wind speed 7.8 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 6.4℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (N)
Expect a temp in the range 10.5℃ to 10.8℃ with wind speed 9.3 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 3.7 m/sec (NNW)
Expect a temp in the range 7.7℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 14.3 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 7.4℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 7.3 m/sec (WNW)
Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 9.9℃ with wind speed 11.8 m/sec (WNW)
Weymouth weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
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