National and regional text forecast

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Text forecasts are provided for the each of the nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland along with six regional forecasts for Scotland and eight regions of England.

Product description

A detailed forecast is provided for the first two days of the forecast, followed by an outlook for days three to five.

A UK outlook is also provided out to 30 days ahead. This provides an indication of the main weather types and trends across the UK during the forecast period.

PWS Regions

  1. Orkney & Shetland
  2. Highland & Eilean Siar
  3. Grampian
  4. Tayside, Central & Fife
  5. Strathclyde
  6. Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders
  7. Northern Ireland
  8. Northeast England
  9. Northwest England
  10. Yorkshire & the Humber
  11. East Midlands
  12. West Midlands
  13. East of England
  14. London & Southeast England
  15. Southwest England
  16. Wales

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Description of content

The forecast is broken down into the following time periods:
Day 1-2

  • Contain a headline
  • Provide a general forecast for each 12 hour period within the first 36 hours#
  • Include maximum and minimum temperatures for first 36 hours (except UK forecast)
  • Include max gust speed where significant (in mph, but descriptive in TREND period)
  • Weather 'detail' to include county/topographic variation where meaningful
  • Script(s) will be consistent with detail of any warnings in force

Day 3-5

  • Provide a general forecast
  • Weather 'detail' to include county/topographic variation where meaningful
  • Script(s) will be consistent with detail of any warnings in force

Day 6-15

  • Provide a general forecast based on weather types, such as windy, mild, wet, rather than on specific values. They also highlight extreme or severe weather events for specific regions of the UK if expected.

Day 16-30

  • Provide a general forecast based on weather types, such as windy, mild, wet, rather than on specific values. They also highlight extreme or severe weather events for specific regions of the UK if expected.

Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions of use of this product are defined within the DataPoint terms and conditions page.

Last updated: 3 December 2014

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