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    14°C 12°C
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    15°C 14°C
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    16°C 15°C
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    16°C 10°C
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    13°C 12°C
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Sunrise: 07:57 Sunset: 18:02 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for Wales

Staying breezy. Mostly dry, but becoming cloudy overnight.

This Evening and Tonight:

Breezy overnight. It will become fairly cloudy as the night progresses. It should stay dry until the early hours, then there will be some patchy outbreaks of rain or drizzle in the west. These mostly over hills. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Sunday:

Cloudy in the west, with occasional outbreaks of light rain or drizzle. However, it should stay dry with bright spells in the east. Becoming windy, with gales in the northwest. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Windy and mild, with rain in the west at first Monday. Winds ease Tuesday, with a band of rain, moving south across the country. Cooler, drier conditions follow for Wednesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Wet and windy throughout in northwest Scotland. Mostly fine elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Frequent showers continue across northwest Scotland this evening. Then persistent heavy rain arrives here overnight, and into Northern Ireland later. Generally dry elsewhere, but some patchy rain/drizzle in the west. Windy in the north, with severe gales across northwest Scotland.

Sunday:

Staying very wet and windy across northwest Scotland, but rain largely clearing Northern Ireland. Windy elsewhere but much drier and brighter, particularly in the east. Patchy drizzle in the west.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Still wet and windy northwest Scotland, drier elsewhere on Monday. Wind and rain eases and moves south across the UK through Tuesday. Turning drier, and chillier across Britain on Wednesday.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 30 Oct 2014 to Saturday 8 Nov 2014:

Becoming generally cloudy across the UK, but staying dry with bright spells across southern and eastern parts on Thursday. Northern and western parts will become wetter with outbreaks of rain. The rain will likely become heavier and more persistent later that day. Winds also increase, becoming strong in the west, and gales may develop across the far northwest. A north-south split then looks most likely to dominate. The most wetter, windier conditions likely in the north and northwest; with gales, perhaps even severe gales in the far northwest, next weekend. The best of the drier weather likely in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, but perhaps falling slightly below average later with snow on Scottish mountains possible.

UK Outlook for Sunday 9 Nov 2014 to Sunday 23 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. 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 set to turn more changeable across the south and east. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Sat 25 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 Partly cloudy night 51.6731 -4.9084
Aberystwyth Cloudy 52.415 -4.0817
Hereford Partly cloudy night 52.056 -2.7146
Exeter Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Newtown (Powys) Partly cloudy night 52.5118 -3.3118
Yeovil Partly cloudy night 50.9416 -2.632
Plymouth Cloudy 50.3713 -4.1348
Swindon Partly cloudy night 51.5556 -1.7784
Birmingham Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Caernarfon Partly cloudy night 53.1393 -4.2727
Wrexham Partly cloudy night 53.0428 -2.9911
Camborne Partly cloudy night 50.2122 -5.2937
Banbury Partly cloudy night 52.0625 -1.3383
Southampton Clear night 50.9093 -1.403
Stoke-on-Trent Partly cloudy night 53.0024 -2.178
Reading Partly cloudy night 51.4523 -0.9724
Milton Keynes Partly cloudy 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’.