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    23°C 17°C
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Issued at: 1400 on Thu 18 Sep 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

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Wales

Turning bright and warm. Isolated showers in the south later.

Today:

It will be another fine day with warm sunny spells developing once low cloud and mist clears away from eastern parts. It will be largely dry but the odd heavy and thundery shower is possible in the south later. Maximum Temperature 24C.

Tonight:

Mostly clear through the evening but low cloud, mist and fog patches will return to the east overnight. A few heavy, thundery showers possible in the south and west. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Friday:

Low cloud and mist slowly breaking up, turning bright with some warm sunny spells, especially in the west. There is a risk of thundery showers but many places staying dry. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Any early low cloud and mist lifting to leave some warm sunny spells on Saturday, but a risk of scattered thundery showers too. Mainly fine on Sunday and Monday.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning mostly bright and warm. Isolated showers in the south.

Today:

Murky to start for many but brightening up with warm sunny spells as low cloud and mist becomes confined to northeastern Britain. Risk of heavy, thundery showers in the south, most likely in the southwest, although many places staying dry.

Tonight:

Low cloud, mist and fog in the northeast will spread westwards across central parts overnight. Risk of thundery showers persists in southern Britain.

Friday:

Scattered heavy, thundery showers across south and central areas. Elsewhere rather cloudy but mostly dry aside from some rain in North Scotland.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Warm sunny spells developing away from the northeast Saturday. Largely dry but some thundery showers possible southern and central parts. Mainly fine Sunday and Monday but rain in northwest later.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 to Thursday 2 Oct 2014:

At first it should be dry for most with some good sunny spells. Northwestern areas though are likely to be cloudier with some rain or drizzle. It will also be breezy here with the risk of gales in the far northwest. As we go through the week the more unsettled conditions look set to spread across many northern and western parts, with some heavy spells of rain. Southern, and southeastern areas in particularly, are probably going to hold onto the drier and brighter weather with some sunny periods, and perhaps a few showers. Temperatures will be around normal, if not warm in the south and east. The setup looks to remain similar heading into the following week; unsettled in the north and west, some rain in the south and east.

UK Outlook for Friday 3 Oct 2014 to Friday 17 Oct 2014:

The UK is likely to see changeable conditions through this period, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions are expected to be most prolonged across the south and east. Here, daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above, average with some warm sunshine. However it could turn quite chilly during the nights, with a risk of fog patches in places. Northern and western parts are likely to see more in the way of outbreaks of rain. Daytime temperatures here are set to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

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Swansea Sunny intervals 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 Heavy shower day 50.7179 -3.5327
Newtown (Powys) Sunny intervals 52.5118 -3.3118
Yeovil Sunny day 50.9416 -2.632
Plymouth Sunny intervals 50.3713 -4.1348
Swindon Sunny intervals 51.5556 -1.7784
Birmingham Cloudy 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 Sunny intervals 52.0625 -1.3383
Southampton Sunny intervals 50.9093 -1.403
Stoke-on-Trent Sunny intervals 53.0024 -2.178
Reading Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Milton Keynes Sunny intervals 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’.