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  • Tue Tuesday
    15°C 8°C
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    13°C 11°C
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    16°C 9°C
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Sunrise: 07:40 Sunset: 18:04 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:42 Sunset: 18:02 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:44 Sunset: 18:00 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:45 Sunset: 17:58 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 07:47 Sunset: 17:56 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0900 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Sunny spells and squally showers. Gales.

Today:

Gales for all parts, but especially so around coastal areas. It will be noticeably colder than on Monday with squally showers and a risk of hail and thunder spreading across the region through the day. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Tonight:

The showers becoming more isolated and with clear skies developing overnight. It will be cold, with a grass frost possible in more rural places. Winds ease later in the night. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Wednesday:

Staying mostly dry, but becoming cloudy across the region. Milder than on Tuesday. Winds will be lighter than Tuesday, but still breezy, especially in the east. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Less windy, but staying cloudy with patchy drizzle on Thursday. On Friday some locally heavy rain moves northeast across the region. Clearer on Saturday, but with a few showers. Windier.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing southeast, then sunny spells and squally showers. Gales.

Today:

Gales with severe gales around exposed coasts. The rain from overnight soon clears southeast, then colder conditions with squally showers and a risk of hail and thunder spread across the UK. Showers become wintry over the hills in the northwest.

Tonight:

Showers becoming more isolated overnight, with clear skies developing across much of the UK. Cold with a grass frost possible in places. Further rain in the far northwest by dawn.

Wednesday:

Becoming cloudy across the UK but with rain moving east across northern parts. Staying dry in the south. Milder than on Tuesday. Windy for all with gales in the north.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Less windy with rain in western parts Thursday and some more widespread rain over England and Wales Friday. A brighter day here Saturday. Windy with blustery showers throughout in northwest.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Oct 2014 to Monday 3 Nov 2014:

Early rain across the southeast on Saturday clearing, then showers developing. These are likely to be most frequent in the northwest, where they will be wintry over the high ground. There will be fewer showers further south with some sunny spells developing. Strong winds, especially in the north, and temperatures near normal. This north south split is likely through the following week. There will be generally drier and brighter conditions in the south with a risk of a local frost and fog overnight. More unsettled conditions are likely in the north with outbreaks of rain and a risk of gales which are likely to be interspersed with colder, more showery spells, these possibly turning wintry over Scottish hills at times. The split in conditions will likely continue into November.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 4 Nov 2014 to Tuesday 18 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north/south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions. These drier intervals will bring some sunshine at times, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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