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  • Sat Saturday
    27°C 18°C
    Sunny day
  • Sun Sunday
    24°C 15°C
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  • Mon Monday
    22°C 15°C
    Light shower day
  • Tue Tuesday
    24°C 15°C
    Sunny day
  • Wed Wednesday
    22°C 15°C
    Cloudy
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Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 21:02 Moon phase: New 4 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:27 Sunset: 21:01 Moon phase: New 4 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:29 Sunset: 20:59 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:30 Sunset: 20:58 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:31 Sunset: 20:56 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0900 on Sat 26 Jul 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

A fine and sunny start, but cloud gradually increasing.

Today:

Dry and fine for most with sunny spells. However, the sunshine becoming hazy as cloud gradually increases through the day possibly bringing isolated heavy showers during the afternoon. Remaining warm, but feeling cooler than recently along northern coasts. Maximum Temperature 28C.

Tonight:

A generally dry but cloudy night for all areas with a freshening northwesterly breeze. It will feel cooler than on recent nights. Minimum Temperature 15C.

Sunday:

Variable amounts of cloud with sunny spells for most. An isolated sharp shower is possible, mainly in the east. Feeling noticeably cooler than of late, with a fresh northwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 23C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Sunshine and occasionally heavy showers on Monday, then drier for Tuesday and Wednesday with some sunny spells. Cooler than last week but still feeling warm in sunnier spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 26 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain in the north. Mainly dry, warm and sunny elsewhere.

Today:

Fine, dry and warm for most, locally hot in southeast England. However, rain with some heavy bursts will move east across northern parts. A few showers, locally heavy, are possible elsewhere and most likely in southeast England.

Tonight:

Showery rain, locally heavy, continuing in the north. Elsewhere, mainly dry with variable cloud. A freshening northwesterly breeze, strong in the northwest. Feeling fresher than previous nights in the northwest.

Sunday:

Showery rain in the northwest erratically moves southeastwards and fragments through the day. Best of the sunshine in the south and southwest. Temperatures near normal, still warm in the southeast.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Sunshine and showers on Monday, with a risk of thunder in the south. From Tuesday, rain in the northwest, elsewhere mainly dry with sunny spells and isolated showers.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 26 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 to Friday 8 Aug 2014:

Many parts will be dry and fine to start this period, although rain or showers look likely to affect the north where it will be cloudier and breezier, with isolated showers in the south. Temperatures should vary from around average in the north to above average in the south, where it may be locally very warm. The start of August looks likely to bring a transition towards less settled conditions, with rain or showers in the north becoming more widespread. However, it will remain on the warm side, especially across the south where the best of any drier, brighter weather is most probable. The weather looks broadly similar for the following week, although there are indications that drier, sunnier periods in the south may become more prevalent.

UK Outlook for Saturday 9 Aug 2014 to Saturday 23 Aug 2014:

There is greater than average uncertainty concerning the weather through this period. Currently, generally unsettled conditions are likely to continue through the start of this period in the north with cloudy spells and sporadic outbreaks of rain, while the best of the drier, brighter conditions will be in the south and east. Temperatures should remain above average for southeastern parts, but near normal elsewhere.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 26 Jul 2014

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

Location Details

Poole

Location: 50.7139, -1.9866

Altitude: 2m above mean sea level

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