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Swansea last 24 hours
  • Tue Tuesday
    12°C 9°C
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  • Wed Wednesday
    14°C 13°C
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  • Thu Thursday
    15°C 14°C
    Light shower day
  • Fri Friday
    15°C 10°C
    Heavy rain
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    14°C 13°C
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Sunrise: 07:50 Sunset: 18:10 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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No warnings for Wednesday
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Sunrise: 07:52 Sunset: 18:08 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 18:02 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0300 on Tue 21 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

Sunny spells and squally showers. Gales.

Today:

Gales, with severe gales around exposed coasts. It will be noticeably colder than on Monday with squally showers and a risk of hail and thunder spreading across the country. The showers will become wintry over the mountains. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Tonight:

The showers become more isolated and with clear skies developing overnight. It will be cold and a grass frost is possible. Starting to become cloudier in the northwest by dawn. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Wednesday:

Cloud spreads across the country with rain moving east over the north. Staying dry in the south. Milder than on Tuesday. Winds will be lighter than Tuesday, but still breezy. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Less windy, but staying cloudy with patchy drizzle on Thursday. On Friday, some locally heavy rain moves northeast across the country. Clearer on Saturday, but with a few showers. Windier.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing southeast, then sunny spells and squally showers. Gales.

Today:

Gales with severe gales around exposed coasts. The rain from overnight soon clears southeast, then colder conditions with squally showers and a risk of hail and thunder spread across the UK. Showers become wintry over the hills in the northwest.

Tonight:

Showers becoming more isolated overnight, with clear skies developing across much of the UK. Cold with a grass frost possible in places. Further rain in the far northwest by dawn.

Wednesday:

Becoming cloudy across the UK but with rain moving east across northern parts. Staying dry in the south. Milder than on Tuesday. Windy for all with gales in the north.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Less windy with rain in western parts Thursday and some more widespread rain over England and Wales Friday. A brighter day here Saturday. Windy with blustery showers throughout in northwest.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Oct 2014 to Monday 3 Nov 2014:

Early rain across the southeast on Saturday clearing, then showers developing. These are likely to be most frequent in the northwest, where they will be wintry over the high ground. There will be fewer showers further south with some sunny spells developing. Strong winds, especially in the north, and temperatures near normal. This north south split is likely through the following week. There will be generally drier and brighter conditions in the south with a risk of a local frost and fog overnight. More unsettled conditions are likely in the north with outbreaks of rain and a risk of gales which are likely to be interspersed with colder, more showery spells, these possibly turning wintry over Scottish hills at times. The split in conditions will likely continue into November.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Nov 2014 to Tuesday 18 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north/south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions. These drier intervals will bring some sunshine at times, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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