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    15°C 14°C
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    17°C 9°C
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    15°C 12°C
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    15°C 13°C
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Sunrise: 07:44 Sunset: 18:00 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1100 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Milder but rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain.

Today:

Rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain or drizzle pushing in from the west, with the best of the limited bright spells to the east of the moors. Milder than Wednesday, but it may be a little breezy at times. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Tonight:

There will be further outbreaks of rain this evening, before a zone of wet weather spreads in from the west bringing more persistent, and occasionally heavy rain. Remaining mild. Minimum Temperature 10C.

Friday:

The heavier and more persistent rain should continue eastwards through the morning. Drier and brighter conditions will follow from the west, leaving a mostly fine afternoon. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mostly dry with some brightness on Saturday. Greater chance of some outbreaks of rain on Sunday and Monday, particularly in the west. Becoming breezy with temperatures generally rather above normal.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Some brightness, but outbreaks of rain for many. Milder.

Today:

A milder but rather cloudy day for most, with occasional rain almost anywhere. More persistent rain over west/northwest Scotland, this edging towards central Britain later. A few brighter interludes in the south/east, and the far northwest later.

Tonight:

Mild for many; further rain and low cloud in southern and central areas. Clearer but breezy weather should edge south across the northwest, into central parts by dawn.

Friday:

Some early rain in the southeast, with a further zone of rain, occasionally heavy, spreading eastwards across England and Wales. Much brighter weather following but showers for northwestern coasts.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Showers or rain in the northwest, possibly thundery. More in the way of drier weather elsewhere; brightest towards the south and east. Generally mild, but windy, especially towards the northwest.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 28 Oct 2014 to Thursday 6 Nov 2014:

A band of cloud and rain over the northwest is expected to move southeastwards across the UK on Tuesday, clearing the far southeast by Wednesday morning. Brighter conditions should follow, however there are likely to be some showers too. These may be heavy and thundery in the north where it will probably be windy with local gales. A north-south split looks most likely to develop thereafter. Windy and unsettled conditions are likely in the north, with the best of the drier weather in the south, although there may be some rain here at times. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling cold in strong winds and rain. Pressure may build further over the south into the start of November, bringing a risk of overnight frost and fog.

UK Outlook for Thursday 6 Nov 2014 to Thursday 20 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 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 seeing 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 Thu 23 Oct 2014

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