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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 Wales

Brightening up this morning but isolated showers possible later.

Today:

Mist or fog patches will clear to give sunny spells this morning. Isolated showers are possible this afternoon and evening, especially in the south where they could be heavy. It will feel warm in the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Tonight:

It will be dry for most, with clear spells becoming confined to western parts of Wales as low cloud, mist and hill fog drift in from the east. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Wednesday:

A sunny start in the west but cloud will take its time to break up further east. It will eventually become sunnier here later though, and generally feel quite warm. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

A good deal of dry weather with some sunny spells but also a risk of showers, especially in the south. Winds will be light and it will remain 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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Swansea Sunny day 51.621 -3.9424
Cardiff Sunny intervals 51.4812 -3.1778
Barnstaple Sunny day 51.0777 -4.0571
Pembroke Sunny day 51.6731 -4.9084
Aberystwyth Sunny day 52.415 -4.0817
Hereford Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Exeter Sunny intervals 50.7179 -3.5327
Newtown (Powys) Fog 52.5118 -3.3118
Yeovil Sunny intervals 50.9416 -2.632
Plymouth Sunny day 50.3713 -4.1348
Swindon Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Birmingham Sunny intervals 52.4859 -1.889
Caernarfon Sunny day 53.1393 -4.2727
Wrexham Cloudy 53.0428 -2.9911
Camborne Sunny intervals 50.2122 -5.2937
Banbury Overcast 52.0625 -1.3383
Southampton Light rain 50.9093 -1.403
Stoke-on-Trent Sunny intervals 53.0024 -2.178
Reading Overcast 51.4523 -0.9724
Milton Keynes Overcast 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’.