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  • Wed Wednesday
    19°C 14°C
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    18°C 14°C
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    18°C 15°C
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    17°C 8°C
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Issued at: 0600 on Wed 01 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 South West England

Fairly cloudy with some patchy rain, then another mild night.

Today:

It will be a fairly cloudy day with some patchy rain, although many areas will be dry for much of the time. There is likely to be a few warm sunny spells, especially in the morning and across eastern areas. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Tonight:

There will continue to be generally large amounts of cloud, with the odd spot of rain or drizzle, mainly across the hills. The cloud will lead to another mild night. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Thursday:

The odd shower is likely to develop during the day and the cloud is likely to break to allow some warm sunny spells, especially later in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, largely dry with some brightness. Winds strengthening Friday night, as a band of locally heavy rain moves southeastwards before clearing Saturday. Cooler and clearer conditions following, with some showers.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Northern parts becoming sunnier, fresher. Elsewhere, cloudier with patchy rain.

Today:

Rather cloudy start with rain in places. Sunnier, fresher conditions spreading eastwards across Scotland and Northern Ireland through the day, but windy with showers in far northwest. Remaining fairly cloudy elsewhere with patchy rain, but some brighter, warmer spells likely.

Tonight:

Cloudy and mild night across southern England and Wales. Breezy and some showers for northwest Scotland. Elsewhere, clear periods and light winds giving a cold night with rural grass frosts.

Thursday:

After a cold start, Scotland and Northern Ireland mostly dry with sunny spells, but southwesterly winds strengthening. Cloudier across England and Wales with a few showers possible in the south.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, wet and windy conditions across Scotland and Northern Ireland, moving southeastwards during Saturday and clearing southeast England later. Cooler, clearer conditions following, with frequent showers in west. Remaining breezy.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 5 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 14 Oct 2014:

During the weekend and into the following week most places will be generally unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, which are likely to be heavy at times, mainly across western and northern parts. There is also likely to be some drier and brighter interludes in between. Breezy at times, with a risk of gales in the north and west. Temperatures generally on the cool side, especially in the wet and windy spells. There will be a risk of local frost and fog patches developing where clear skies prevail and winds fall light during the nights, particularly across northern parts. Thereafter the unsettled conditions are likely to continue across most areas. However, it is possible that later in the period eastern and southeastern may become increasingly drier and brighter.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 15 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 29 Oct 2014:

Current indications now suggest that generally unsettled conditions are likely to affect many areas of the UK during this period, with spells of wet and windy weather. However these are likely to be interspersed with drier and clearer interludes, which will also bring an increasing risk of overnight frosts and fog patches, especially across northern parts. Daytime temperatures generally close to the seasonal average.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

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Poole Light rain 50.7139 -1.9866
Southampton Overcast 50.9093 -1.403
Yeovil Partly cloudy night 50.9416 -2.632
Swindon Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Reading Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Exeter Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Cardiff Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Brighton Overcast 50.822 -0.1356
Barnstaple Partly cloudy night 51.0777 -4.0571
Plymouth Cloudy 50.3713 -4.1348
Banbury Partly cloudy night 52.0625 -1.3383
London Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Hereford Partly cloudy night 52.056 -2.7146
Jersey Partly cloudy night 49.2079 -2.1955
Swansea Cloudy 51.621 -3.9424
Milton Keynes Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Rochester Cloudy 51.3875 0.5084
Birmingham Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Newtown (Powys) Partly cloudy night 52.5118 -3.3118
Cambridge Cloudy 52.2075 0.124

Location Details

Poole

Location: 50.7139, -1.9866

Altitude: 2m above mean sea level

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Poole information

Poole is a large coastal town on the south coast of England, 112 miles south west of London. It is built north of its natural harbour, the largest in Europe and second largest in the world.

Wytch farm, on the south western shore of the harbour is home to Britain’s largest onshore oil field, which extends East and South for about 7 miles.

The geological deposits that underlie Poole are mainly clays. The Rivers Frome and Piddle carved out a wide estuary through the clays at the mouth of which, sand deposited to form spits. The spits formed an enclosing barrier and created what is now the harbour.

The harbour holds eight islands, the largest being Brownsea; where the very first camp of the Boy Scout Movement took place in 1907. The whole of the island is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and it is owned by the National Trust.

People have lived in the area since at least the stone age and a dredging operation in the harbour revealed the “Poole Longboat” a 2,000-year-old monoxylon (a boat carved from a single piece of wood) which is now a valued museum exhibit.

The earliest recorded use of the name “Poole” was in the 12th century when the town began to grow as port. It was subject to two large-scale Viking invasions: in 876, Guthrum used Poole as way to get to Wareham, at the time a strong Saxon settlement and in 1015, Canute, began his journey to the throne of England from Poole Harbour, using it once again as the gateway into Wessex.

The port grew until the 19th century when the newer larger ships could no longer easily use the shallow harbour, which is now more a key element for the local tourism industry.

During the Second World War, Poole harbour was the third largest embarkation point for the D-Day landings and the base for the US coastguard during the conflict. On D-Day, 81 landing craft containing the American 29th infantry Division and the US Army Rangers departed for the Normandy beaches