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Issued at: 0900 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Brightening up this morning but isolated showers possible later.

Today:

Any mistiness will clear to give sunny spells this morning. Isolated showers are possible this afternoon, especially in eastern counties where they could be heavy. Winds will be light and it will feel warm in the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Tonight:

It will be dry for most, with clear spells becoming confined to west Devon and Cornwall as low cloud, mist and hill fog drift in from the east. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Wednesday:

Cloud will break up giving sunny spells across many areas. However, a few showers are possible across the far southwest, more especially later, and it will be breezy here. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

The risk of showers will continue, especially on Thursday and Friday when they could be heavy and thundery. There will be some sunshine too and it will be warm.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Mostly dry and bright but a few showers around.

Today:

Mostly dry with some sunshine after a dull, misty start. However isolated showers are possible across southern Britain, some heavy, and perhaps northwestern areas too. Heavy rain will become confined to the Northern Isles, where it will be breezy.

Tonight:

Extensive low cloud, mist and hill fog will affect many central and eastern parts of the UK, with drizzle in places. Dry with clear spells in the west.

Wednesday:

Many eastern parts will stay cloudy with patchy drizzle. Mostly dry elsewhere with warm sunny spells as cloud breaks up but isolated showers are possible in the far southwest later.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Further sunny spells for many but cloudy and damp across eastern areas. However, a risk of heavy, thundery showers across southern parts of the UK where it will be warm.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 20 Sep 2014 to Monday 29 Sep 2014:

It is likely to remain largely dry and settled for most at first, but it may turn more unsettled from the northwest later in this period. The weekend should be fine for many with variable cloud and some sunny spells, although there is a risk of the odd heavy shower in the south on Saturday. It is likely to be warm too, although perhaps not quite as warm as on previous days. The fine weather should persist next week, feeling warm by day in sunny spells, but some cool nights are also likely. It may turn windy and more changeable in the north and west towards the end of that week, with an increasing risk of showers or spells of rain, but the south and east should remain mostly fine.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 30 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 14 Oct 2014:

The end of September and the first half of October is likely to see more changeable conditions across the UK, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions, with some warm sunshine, is then expected to be most prolonged across the south and east, whilst outbreaks of rain would then be most frequent across the north and west. During the more settled conditions daytime temperatures are then likely to be around and often above average, although chilly overnight with a risk of fog patches in places. However during any unsettled spells daytime temperatures are then likely to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 16 Sep 2014

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