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Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 18:02 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:04 Sunset: 16:54 Moon phase: First quarter -999 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0100 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 Wales

Variable cloud amounts and some bright or sunny spells tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Variable amounts of cloud and some isolated showers across western coasts and hills. Clearer skies and lighter winds in the east will allow it to turn fairly chilly in some sheltered rural areas with mist patches possible. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Saturday:

Breezy with variable amounts of cloud and some sunny spells, especially to the east of high ground. However there will be a few showers too, these mainly in the west. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Breezy, mild and often rather cloudy with a few showers on Sunday and Monday. More organised rain will arrive from the northwest on Tuesday, but with winds falling lighter.

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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Swansea Partly cloudy night 51.621 -3.9424
Cardiff Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Barnstaple Cloudy 51.0777 -4.0571
Pembroke Light shower night 51.6731 -4.9084
Aberystwyth Cloudy 52.415 -4.0817
Hereford Clear night 52.056 -2.7146
Exeter Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Yeovil Clear night 50.9416 -2.632
Plymouth Partly cloudy night 50.3713 -4.1348
Swindon Clear night 51.5556 -1.7784
Birmingham Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Caernarfon Clear night 53.1393 -4.2727
Wrexham Clear night 53.0428 -2.9911
Camborne Cloudy 50.2122 -5.2937
Banbury Clear night 52.0625 -1.3383
Southampton Clear night 50.9093 -1.403
Stoke-on-Trent Partly cloudy night 53.0024 -2.178
Reading Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Milton Keynes Clear night 52.0382 -0.7555

Location Details

Swansea

Location: 51.621, -3.9424

Altitude: 10m above mean sea level

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Swansea information

Situated in the historic county of Glamorgan on the South Wales coast, Swansea is the second most populated area in Wales, after Cardiff.

During the 19th Century, Swansea was a key centre of the copper industry and aptly was nicknamed ‘Copperopolis’ and thanks to its trading links with the West Country, Cornwall and Devon, it became the ideal site for copper smelting.

The Gower Peninsula, near Swansea, was Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It boasts a dozen orchid species, varied birdlife, and rare invertebrates such as the Dotted Bee Fly and The Bloody Nosed Beetle.

The arts are an important part of life in Swansea and the city is home to a number of performing art centres, including The Royal Institute of South Wales and The Literary and Philosophical Society. The Grand Theatre, which celebrated is centenary in 1997, was opened in 1897 by operatic star of the time Adelina Patti and now welcomes ballets and operas from around the world.

The international ‘BeyondTv Film Festival’ has been held in Swansea since 2000 and in 2009, Swansea Council launched Wales’ only week long St David’s Week festival in venues throughout the city.

When it comes to language, Swansea really hold tight to traditions with 47% speaking Welsh as their first language compared to only 20% as the Welsh average.

Sport is also important in Swansea, with the Liberty Stadium hosting Swansea City — Wales’ first Premier League team, and Ospreys rugby union team.

One of Wales’ most famous delicacies also originates in Swansea and the dish of cockles and laverbread continues to be sourced from the Loughor Estury today.

Swansea University has a campus in Singleton Park, overlooking the beautiful Swansea Bay, and is regarded as one of the leading engineering centres of excellence in the world. It is particularly renowned for its work on computational techniques that go on to solve engineering design problems.

Famous faces from the city include the Oscar nominated Catherine Zeta Jones, talk show panellist Ian Hislop, and of course the world famous poet Dylan Thomas famed for his poem ‘do not go gentle into that good night’.