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Issued at: 1300 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Dull and grey but remaining dry. Feeling less cold.

Today:

It's a dull and grey start to the day with some low cloud and hill fog. Remaining cloudy through this afternoon but it should stay dry. Feeling less cold than recent days with a gentle south-westerly breeze. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

Tonight:

Remaining largely dry and cloudy through this evening and overnight. Some clear spells may develop along the north coast, but it will remain frost free. Minimum Temperature 11 °C.

Wednesday:

Some brighter breaks will develop through Wednesday and it should stay dry until the evening. Feeling mild with a strengthening south-westerly breeze. Maximum Temperature 13 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Changeable with some spells of rain particularly through Thursday, however for many it will remain dry with some brighter interludes. Feeling mild and frost free.

Updated at: 0125 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Dull and cloudy with some rain in the north-west.

Today:

After a bright start for Scotland, cloud and rain will spread into western parts as winds strengthen. Elsewhere overcast but dry with early fog patches slow to clear. Some brightness in north-east Scotland. Feeling less cold than recent days.

Tonight:

Staying cloudy overnight and dry with some clear spells for northern England and Wales. Rain and strong winds continue to affect Northern Ireland and Scotland. Staying frost free for many.

Wednesday:

Outbreaks of rain will erratically spread southwards, although many will remain dry. Remaining cloudy, with some sunshine developing through the afternoon for central England. Windy in north. Mild for all.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Remaining unsettled with outbreaks of rain at times, mainly in the north and west, where it will also be windy. Drier and bright interludes are likely, particularly on Saturday. Mild.

Updated at: 0124 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 10 Dec 2016 to Monday 19 Dec 2016:

It is likely to be cloudy with spells of rain across southern and south-eastern parts of the UK on Saturday. The rest of the UK should be brighter with blustery showers. During the rest of the weekend and into the following week, further periods of wet and windy weather are expected to move across the UK. The most unsettled conditions are likely across the north and west with drier and brighter weather for southern and eastern areas. By mid December there will probably be some longer, drier spells between the wet weather, perhaps heralding a change to something generally more settled. It will also be fairly mild initially but temperatures are likely to return closer to normal, although passing weather systems may raise them at times.

Updated at: 1216 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

UK Outlook for Tuesday 20 Dec 2016 to Tuesday 3 Jan 2017:

Whilst there is a good deal of uncertainty, it is most likely during this period that more settled conditions may dominate associated with high pressure affecting the UK. If the pressure does build, then we can expect drier than average conditions for most areas with lighter winds. Temperatures are also then likely to be below average with an increased risk of frost and fog, especially where skies remain clear overnight. However, there will probably also be some milder, unsettled interludes too, and as we head into the New Year this may become more of a feature in our weather.

Updated at: 1214 on Tue 6 Dec 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for The Chains

The Chains The Chains – Cloudy 51.1623 -3.811
Swansea Swansea – Cloudy 51.621 -3.9424
Exeter Exeter – Overcast 50.7179 -3.5327
Cardiff Cardiff – Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Yeovil Yeovil – Overcast 50.9416 -2.632
Plymouth Plymouth – Overcast 50.3713 -4.1348
Pembroke Pembroke – Cloudy 51.6731 -4.9084
Hereford Hereford – Fog 52.056 -2.7146
Aberystwyth Aberystwyth – Cloudy 52.415 -4.0817
Swindon Swindon – Overcast 51.5556 -1.7784
Camborne Camborne – Cloudy 50.2122 -5.2937
Newtown (Powys) Newtown (Powys) – Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Southampton Southampton – Overcast 50.9093 -1.403
Birmingham Birmingham – Overcast 52.4859 -1.889
Banbury Banbury – Mist 52.0625 -1.3383
Reading Reading – Overcast 51.4523 -0.9724
Wrexham Wrexham – Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911
Caernarfon Caernarfon – Cloudy 53.1393 -4.2727
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Fog 52.0382 -0.7555

Location Details

The Chains

Location: 51.1623, -3.811

Altitude: 469.0 m above mean sea level

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