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Issued at: 0600 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Still rather breezy. Clouding over with some rain later today.

Today:

A generally dry, bright and chilly start, but soon clouding over from the west, with outbreaks of rain later. Breezy, especially later in the day. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Tonight:

Staying cloudy throughout the evening and night, with patchy rain; this perhaps most persistent in the northeast. Winds will gradually ease overnight. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Thursday:

A rather grey, cloudy day, with outbreaks of rain or drizzle for most. Winds will be light. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Breezy with some rain at first Friday but drier conditions probably soon developing. Largely cloudy throughout the Easter weekend and mainly dry with generally light winds. Temperatures then near average.

Updated at: 0426 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Less windy. Cloud and rain spreading east later.

Today:

Staying breezy, though winds will slowly ease for most. Sunny intervals and wintry showers in the north, mainly hills. A bright start further south, but cloud building in the west through the morning, spreading east and bringing some rain.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy in the south and west with outbreaks of rain, heavy in places. Clear and cold in the north and northeast, with wintry showers easing.

Thursday:

Dry and cold to start for many, bright in the north and east with a few showers. Cloudy in the south and west with some rain, spreading slowly northeastwards later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday breezy with rain at first and drier conditions later. Saturday and Sunday largely dry with mostly light winds but generally large amounts of cloud around. Temperatures mainly near average.

Updated at: 0404 on Wed 01 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Apr 2015 to Tuesday 14 Apr 2015:

There will probably be a fair amount of cloud during the Easter period, however there will more than likely be a good deal of dry weather with some sunny spells, particularly over south and southwestern parts, and winds should be light. Some northern and eastern parts may be affected by isolated showers though, especially on Easter Monday. High pressure is then likely to remain dominant through to the middle of the month with a good deal of dry weather with some sunny spells likely, and with temperatures probably around average, perhaps just above during the daytime. However, northern and northwestern parts could see some rain at times with some windier periods too, although any rain should weaken as it edges southwards into other parts.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 15 Apr 2015 to Wednesday 29 Apr 2015:

From the middle of April it is probable that the high pressure will ease away, allowing a more westerly flow with conditions more typical for the time of year. As such some spells of fine, dry weather are likely, the best of these probably over southeastern parts. Occasional bouts of more unsettled weather with colder showery conditions should also be expected, more especially across northwestern parts. Temperatures are likely to be around normal for the time of year with marked differences from day to day, and with localised frost still possible.

Updated at: 1241 on Tue 31 Mar 2015

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Weather forecast map for Exeter

Exeter Exeter – Clear night 50.7179 -3.5327
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Clear night 51.0777 -4.0571
Plymouth Plymouth – Clear night 50.3713 -4.1348
Yeovil Yeovil – Sunny day 50.9416 -2.632
Cardiff Cardiff – Sunny intervals 51.4812 -3.1778
Swansea Swansea – Clear night 51.621 -3.9424
Camborne Camborne – Clear night 50.2122 -5.2937
Pembroke Pembroke – Clear night 51.6731 -4.9084
Southampton Southampton – Sunny day 50.9093 -1.403
Swindon Swindon – Sunny day 51.5556 -1.7784
Hereford Hereford – Sunny intervals 52.056 -2.7146
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth – Clear night 52.415 -4.0817
Jersey Jersey – Sunny day 49.2079 -2.1955
Reading Reading – Sunny day 51.4523 -0.9724
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Sunny intervals 52.5118 -3.3118
Banbury Banbury – Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Birmingham Birmingham – Sunny day 52.4859 -1.889
Brighton Brighton – Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Sunny day 52.0382 -0.7555
London London – Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248

Location Details

Exeter

Location: 50.7179, -3.5327

Altitude: 7m above mean sea level

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Exeter information

The city of Exeter is located in south-west England in the county of Devon. Settled on the river Exe, it has a population of approximately 120,000 and acts as Devon County Council's administrative centre with excellent national and international transport links.

The city's motto, semper fidelis ('always loyal') is said to have been adopted in the late 16th century when Queen Elizabeth I gave thanks to its citizens for putting up a monetary gift with which the English built ships to defeat the Spanish Armada. Before the Industrial Revolution gave rise to the rapid growth of other cities, Exeter was vital to the country's trade, with its fertile land and accessible waterways allowing for a huge industry at the time. Exeter is now better known for its reputation in the service sector, with a 2001 study naming the city as one of the most profitable locations in the UK from which to start a business.

Given its healthy transport links to other regions of England, supported by Exeter airport serving a variety of British and European destinations, it's no surprise that Exeter also enjoys a thriving tourist trade. Along with its proximity to the rural treasures on Devon and Cornwall, Exeter is well-known for its status as a Fairtrade Town, having pledged to promote its lifestyle and products. Along with the great retail facilities, all of the above is what makes Exeter an ideal base for holidaymakers from which to explore their surroundings.

The Exeter Rowing Regatta is a very popular event during the summer and supporters from all over the south-west come to Exeter Quay to see the finest boat racers in competition. Located close to seaside restaurants and an outdoor market, it's an ideal way to spend a summer's day - the quayside also has many souvenir shops and even the odd antique dealer.

If you're interested in seeing the sights of Exeter's landmarks then a Red Coat Guided Tour is highly recommended. This approximately 90-minute walking tour will show off all the unique features of Exeter's history as well as providing tourists with spoken histories of events gone by. It's a great way to spend time in the town.

Visitors are also attracted to Exeter Racecourse, which plays host to some of Britain's finest thoroughbreds, as well as St James Park, the home of Exeter FC.

In 2015 rugby fans will flock to Exeter Chief's Sandy Park, as it has been selected as one of 13 match venues for the Rugby World Cup. The ground will play host to three World Cup matches.

Last updated: 29 October 2014