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Issued at: 0800 on Sat 25 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

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Bright, breezy and mostly dry today.

Today:

Any early isolated patches fog will soon clear to become a bright and breezy day with variable cloud and sunny spells. It will stay dry for most, but there may still be the odd spot of rain. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Tonight:

Remaining breezy and mostly dry with some clear spells at first. It should turn cloudier through the early hours with some hill fog on the moors and some patchy drizzle. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Sunday:

Rather cloudy at times, with patchy outbreaks of drizzle. However some places will stay dry, with some bright spells. Windy around the coast, breezy elsewhere. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Breezy Monday, with patchy rain mainly affecting the west, brighter and drier in the east. Winds ease Tuesday as cloud and patchy rain spreads southwards and persists into Wednesday.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with frequent showers northwest Scotland. Mostly fine elsewhere.

Today:

Frequent showers will push across northwest Scotland, often heavy. It will be windy here too, with coastal severe gales. Variable cloud and sunny spells elsewhere, with a few showers, these mainly in the west.

Tonight:

Persistent heavy rain will arrive in northwest Scotland. Generally dry elsewhere, but some patchy rain/drizzle in the west. Windy in the north, with severe gales continuing across northwest Scotland.

Sunday:

The very wet and windy weather continues across the northwest. Generally windy elsewhere but much drier and brighter, particularly in the east, with some patchy drizzle in the west.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Wet and windy northwest Monday, drier elsewhere. Wind and rain eases and moves south Tuesday, giving cloud and drizzle for south Britain Wednesday. Drier, chillier weather follows further north.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 to Friday 7 Nov 2014:

A slow moving band of rain over the central parts on Wednesday is expected to slowly weaken. To the north, largely fine with sunny spells after a chilly start. Dull, damp and mild to the south with occasional drizzle. Brighter across southern parts on Thursday with sunny spells. However, rain and strong winds are likely to extend into northwestern areas, before reaching central parts by the end of the day. A north-south split looks most likely to predominate thereafter with the most frequent bouts of wind and rain likely in the north and northwest, with the best of the drier weather in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, although feeling cold in strong winds and rain.

UK Outlook for Saturday 8 Nov 2014 to Saturday 22 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, but perhaps reaching other areas as well, this interspersed with drier intervals. 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 like unsettled weather will spread to much of the UK. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 25 Oct 2014

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