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Issued at: 0700 on Mon 31 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Rather cloudy with occasional rain, becoming brighter from the west.

Today:

Rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain, locally heavy in the east at first. However, it will gradually turn drier and brighter from the west into the afternoon, with some late sunny spells possible for some. Maximum Temperature 20°C.

Tonight:

A mainly dry night with clear spells for most. It will be cooler than of late under the clear skies and a northerly breeze. Minimum Temperature 9°C.

Tuesday:

A generally dry day with plenty of sunny spells for most. The odd isolated shower is possible later in the day. Feeling pleasant in the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 18°C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

A good deal of dry and bright weather throughout, though the odd shower is possible. A cool northerly wind will bring some chilly nights, but feeling pleasant in any sunshine.

Updated at: 0331 on Mon 31 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain, locally heavy, in the south. Showers further north.

Today:

Cloudy with, occasionally heavy, outbreaks of rain across central, southern and eastern England with a risk of thunder in the far southeast. Brighter in Wales and the far west later. Elsewhere, will see sunny spells with scattered, locally heavy, showers.

Tonight:

Cloud and rain gradually clearing eastern areas with scattered showers following, especially in the north and west. Turning windy in the east with a risk of coastal gales.

Tuesday:

Rather cloudy with some sunny intervals, the best of which in the south and southwest. Scattered showers, locally heavy, for some. Feeling cool, especially in strong winds in the east.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Cool northerly winds will bring sunshine and showers throughout, some heavy and locally thundery, mainly in the east. Chilly nights, especially in the west, with a touch of frost possible.

Updated at: 0328 on Mon 31 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 4 Sep 2015 to Sunday 13 Sep 2015:

The gradual change to more settled conditions across the UK continues with plenty of dry and bright weather across much of the UK through the weekend, however there may still be the odd shower around at first, especially towards the east and southeast. The mostly fine and dry weather is expected to continue through until the middle of September, however there is a risk that more unsettled conditions, with spells of rain, could push into southeastern parts early next week. Temperatures on the whole will be slightly below average, although it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunny spells and light winds. Overnight temperatures throughout the period are likely to be on the chilly side, with a risk of localised rural ground frost and fog patches, mainly in the north.

UK Outlook for Monday 14 Sep 2015 to Monday 28 Sep 2015:

Generally settled and fine conditions are expected to develop across Southern parts of the UK later in September, with plenty of dry and sunny weather, with perhaps only a few short lived spells of cloud and rain. In contrast it is likely to become unsettled in the Northwest later in the month, with occasional bouts of rain and strong winds likely. Areas inbetween are likely to see mixed conditions with brighter drier conditions interspersed with some periods of rain and breezy winds. Temperatures will generally be around average in most parts, but feeling warm under any prolonged sunny periods by day, with some chilly nights in the North.

Updated at: 0328 on Mon 31 Aug 2015

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Weather forecast map for Exeter

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