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Sunrise: 06:51 Sunset: 19:15 Moon phase: Third quarter 4 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 19:06 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0400 on Fri 19 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

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Risk of thundery showers continues, though becoming drier later.

Today:

Often cloudy to start with further heavy, thundery showers in places. Brightening up through the day with some warm sunny periods later, and the risk of showers easing. Feeling warm in the sunshine. Maximum Temperature 24C.

Tonight:

Showers becoming confined to the far east during the evening with most places dry overnight. Mist and low will return to some eastern parts, with clear spells further west. Minimum Temperature 15C.

Saturday:

Mist and low cloud will clear during the morning, with bright or sunny spells developing. Many places will stay dry throughout, however a few heavy, thundery showers are possible. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mainly fine throughout with plenty of dry and bright weather. It will feel fresher than of late, despite further spells of sunshine and light winds. Cooler by night.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 19 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Scattered thunderstorms in south. Remaining dull for some northeastern parts.

Today:

Another misty start for many, particularly eastern areas, brightening up away from the northeast coast, with warm sunny spells developing. Scattered heavy, thundery showers will affect southern and central parts, though many places dry throughout. Showery rain northeast Scotland later.

Tonight:

Showers will tend to become more isolated by evening, but some heavy thundery downpours are still possible in the south. Murky conditions in the east will spread westwards overnight again.

Saturday:

Mist and drizzle at first in northeastern places, but brighter, fresher conditions gradually spreading south later. Otherwise largely dry with isolated thundery showers, mainly in the south.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Mainly fine with sunny spells, though feeling less warm with chilly nights. Cloudier with rain into the far northwest later Monday, this spreading slowly southeastards across Scotland on Tuesday.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 19 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 Fri 19 Sep 2014

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Dorchester Heavy shower night 50.7138 -2.4381
Southampton Light shower night 50.9093 -1.403
Exeter Light rain 50.7179 -3.5327
Cardiff Light shower night 51.4812 -3.1778
Swindon Heavy rain 51.5556 -1.7784
Barnstaple Cloudy 51.0777 -4.0571
Plymouth Cloudy 50.3713 -4.1348
Reading Light shower night 51.4523 -0.9724
Swansea Partly cloudy night 51.621 -3.9424
Hereford Heavy rain 52.056 -2.7146
Brighton Partly cloudy night 50.822 -0.1356
Banbury Light rain 52.0625 -1.3383
Jersey Clear night 49.2079 -2.1955
London Light shower night 51.5081 -0.1248
Milton Keynes Overcast 52.0382 -0.7555
Birmingham Overcast 52.4859 -1.889
Pembroke Partly cloudy night 51.6731 -4.9084
Newtown (Powys) Fog 52.5118 -3.3118
Camborne Partly cloudy night 50.2122 -5.2937
Rochester Light rain 51.3875 0.5084

Location Details

Dorchester

Location: 50.7138, -2.4381

Altitude: 71m above mean sea level

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