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  • Tue Tuesday
    19°C 16°C
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    20°C 14°C
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    18°C 14°C
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    18°C 13°C
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Sunrise: 07:06 Sunset: 18:49 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0600 on Tue 30 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

Early fog clearing. Clouding over with some patchy rain later.

Today:

Any fog patches will clear this morning. Then a largely dry and bright day with some warm spells of sunshine. Later in the afternoon, cloud will start to thicken from the northwest, with a little patchy rain into the evening. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Tonight:

Cloud will continue to thicken this evening, with further outbreaks of rain in places, though becoming dry again for most by morning. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Wednesday:

A largely dry morning, perhaps a few spots of rain in places through the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Perhaps a rather cloudy start to Thursday, but tending to brighten up. Bright and increasingly breezy on Friday, but wet and windy overnight. Some cooler Autumn sunshine on Saturday.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Clouding over in the north and west, warm sunshine southeast.

Today:

Low cloud and fog dispersing to give some warm sunny spells for many. Cloud and occasional rain in the northwest will move slowly eastwards into other western and some northern parts. Breezy in the northwest.

Tonight:

The cloud and patchy rain will continue to move southeastwards overnight, though becoming increasingly fragmented, reaching the southeast by morning. Another band of cloud and patchy rain in the northwest.

Wednesday:

A fairly cloudy picture with some mainly light and patchy rain at times. Becoming drier, clearer and fresher from the northwest through the day, reaching northern England by evening.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Bright and breezy in the north on Thursday, cloudier with some drizzle in the south. Wet and windy weather will move southeastwards Friday and Saturday, followed by fresher, showery conditions.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 30 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Oct 2014 to Monday 13 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 current indications suggest that later in the period eastern and southeastern may become increasingly drier and brighter.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 14 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 28 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 Tue 30 Sep 2014

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Poole Light shower night 50.7139 -1.9866
Southampton Partly cloudy night 50.9093 -1.403
Yeovil Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Swindon Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Reading Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Exeter Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Cardiff Partly cloudy night 51.4812 -3.1778
Brighton Partly cloudy night 50.822 -0.1356
Barnstaple Cloudy 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 Clear 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 Clear night 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