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Issued at: 0000 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Variable cloud amounts and some sunny spells tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Any rain in the far east will soon clear to leave a largely dry night with clear spells. Turning chilly in some sheltered eastern parts with the odd fog patch possible. Whilst, a few showers will affect some western parts. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Saturday:

A breezy day with variable amounts of cloud and a few showers, these mainly in the west. The best of the sunny breaks will be across more sheltered eastern parts. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Breezy and quite cloudy, but mainly dry on Sunday and Monday. Rain may arrive from the northwest later on Tuesday, but with winds falling light. Temperatures a little above average.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing the southeast. Windy and showery in the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain will slowly clear southeastern England this evening. A dry night will follow, bar the odd coastal shower, with clear spells allowing the odd fog patch to form. Windy in the northwest with coastal gales and frequent showers.

Saturday:

Frequent showers and strong winds will continue across western Scotland with severe gales affecting coastal areas. Less windy and showery elsewhere, with the best of the sunshine across eastern areas.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Very wet and windy in the northwest Sunday and Monday. Rain pushes southeastwards on Tuesday with cooler, brighter conditions following. Drier and mild further south, but with isolated drizzly outbreaks.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 to Friday 7 Nov 2014:

A slow moving band of rain over the central parts on Wednesday is expected to slowly weaken. To the north, largely fine with sunny spells after a chilly start. Dull, damp and mild to the south with occasional drizzle. Brighter across southern parts on Thursday with sunny spells. However, rain and strong winds are likely to extend into northwestern areas, before reaching central parts by the end of the day. A north-south split looks most likely to predominate thereafter with the most frequent bouts of wind and rain likely in the north and northwest, with the best of the drier weather in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, although feeling cold in strong winds and rain.

UK Outlook for Saturday 8 Nov 2014 to Saturday 22 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well, this interspersed with drier intervals. However, southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. After this it looks like unsettled weather will spread to much of the UK. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

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Plymouth Partly cloudy night 50.3713 -4.1348
Exeter Partly cloudy night 50.7179 -3.5327
Barnstaple Cloudy 51.0777 -4.0571
Camborne Light shower night 50.2122 -5.2937
Yeovil Clear night 50.9416 -2.632
Swansea Partly cloudy night 51.621 -3.9424
Cardiff Light rain 51.4812 -3.1778
Pembroke Partly cloudy night 51.6731 -4.9084
Jersey Partly cloudy night 49.2079 -2.1955
Southampton Clear night 50.9093 -1.403
Swindon Clear night 51.5556 -1.7784
Hereford Clear night 52.056 -2.7146
Aberystwyth Light shower night 52.415 -4.0817
Newtown (Powys) Partly cloudy night 52.5118 -3.3118
Reading Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Banbury Clear night 52.0625 -1.3383
Birmingham Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Brighton Clear night 50.822 -0.1356
Milton Keynes Clear night 52.0382 -0.7555
Wrexham Clear night 53.0428 -2.9911

Location Details

Plymouth

Location: 50.3713, -4.1348

Altitude: 15m above mean sea level

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The city of Plymouth is one that has certainly earned its place in history and its role in the development of the modern Western world is not to be underestimated.

Plymouth has always been a hub of seafaring activity, from the days of the Roman Empire and its role as a trading post to the contemporary city, home to the biggest operational navy base in Western Europe. Plymouth was also the starting point for a ship bound for the New World in 1620 containing a number of people who would later be known as the Pilgrim Fathers. They settled in what is now known as America and their voyage is commemorated with the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth.

Plymouth suffered from widespread destruction during the Second World War, with the entire city centre being rebuilt in the post-war years. This suffering during the war, along with Plymouth’s key role in previous naval attacks, means that the city has around twenty war memorials remembering those who had passed away during the battles and significant victories of the town.

Thanks to the long history of the city, the city is home to a number of historic landmarks, such as the Royal Citadel (built in 1666). This includes the original, earliest port of Plymouth, then called Sutton, which has an astonishing 100 listed buildings. For modern tastes, the National Marine Aquarium and Plymouth Hoe are excellent places to visit and even those are imbued with a sense of history - it’s thought that Plymouth Hoe is where Sir Francis Drake played his infamous game of bowls before embarking on his voyage to defeat the Spanish Armada.

Plymouth’s role as a bustling seaport has meant that a tradition of theatre, entertainment and enjoyment has grown up around Union Street, which plays host to pubs, clubs and bars until the very early hours. Combined with the ninth largest university population in the UK, Plymouth certainly has a vibrant nightlife! Sports and arts aren’t forgotten, either, with the council-run Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and a host of watersports such as the historic Port of Plymouth Regatta.