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Issued at: 0900 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Fine with warm sunny spells. Thundery showers in southwest tonight.

Today:

Perhaps a shower in southwest Cornwall, but it will be a dry day for most, with sunny spells developing once any early patchy mist or hill fog in the east clears. Feeling warm in the sunshine, but rather breezy. Maximum Temperature 24C.

Tonight:

Many places will stay dry, but showers, perhaps heavy and thundery, will affect Cornwall and Devon overnight. Cloudy in the east with patchy mist and hill fog. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Thursday:

It will be warm on Thursday with some sunny spells, but there will be some isolated heavy, thundery showers too. Early cloud and mist in the east will slowly clear. Maximum Temperature 24C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday and Saturday will be warm with some sunny spells but also scattered thundery showers. It will be mostly fine and dry on Sunday.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Staying cloudy near the east coast. Warm sunshine developing elsewhere.

Today:

A dull start for all but the far south and west. Low cloud, mist and patchy drizzle will slowly break up, becoming confined to northeastern Britain. Brighter elsewhere, with warm sunny spells. Rain for parts of northeast Scotland at times.

Tonight:

Low cloud, mist and fog patches in the northeast will spread westwards across central parts overnight. Clearer in the south and west, but isolated thundery showers are expected in Cornwall.

Thursday:

Murky to start, but brightening up for most as low cloud and mist becomes confined to the northeast. Warm in the south, but thundery showers likely, mainly southwest.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Dull to start Friday and Saturday, but warm sunny spells developing for all but the northeast. scattered thundery showers southern and central parts. Mostly fine and dry on Sunday.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 17 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 21 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 30 Sep 2014:

Sunday should be mostly fine with sunny spells, although still with the risk of showers in the south, while thickening cloud in the far northwest may bring some light rain later. It is then likely to remain largely settled into early next week, especially in the south, but a little cooler than preceding days, whilst outbreaks of rain alternate with sunshine further north. Later in the week, these more unsettled conditions are likely to spread southeastwards, bringing an increasing risk of spells of rain to much of the UK, but always heaviest towards the north and west. Winds mostly light across the south, but stronger in the northwest, with an increasing risk of gales. Temperatures generally around or somewhat above average, perhaps still warm at times in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 1 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 15 Oct 2014:

The first half of October is likely to see more changeable conditions across the UK, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions, with some warm sunshine, is then expected to be most prolonged across the south and east, whilst outbreaks of rain would then be most frequent across the north and west. During the more settled conditions daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above, average although it could turn quite chilly overnight with a risk of fog patches in places. However during any more unsettled spells, daytime temperatures are then likely to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 17 Sep 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 intervals 51.5556 -1.7784
Reading Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Exeter Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Cardiff Sunny day 51.4812 -3.1778
Brighton Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
Barnstaple Cloudy 51.0777 -4.0571
Plymouth Cloudy 50.3713 -4.1348
Banbury Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
London Cloudy 51.5081 -0.1248
Hereford Sunny intervals 52.056 -2.7146
Jersey Sunny intervals 49.2079 -2.1955
Swansea Sunny day 51.621 -3.9424
Milton Keynes Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Rochester Overcast 51.3875 0.5084
Birmingham Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Newtown (Powys) Sunny intervals 52.5118 -3.3118
Cambridge Overcast 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