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    15°C 8°C
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Sunrise: 07:40 Sunset: 18:04 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0200 on Tue 21 Oct 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

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Becoming wet and windy tonight. Feeling cold tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

A mainly dry end to the day with just a few showers. Winds will strengthen overnight, as outbreaks of locally heavy rain spread eastwards across the region during the early hours. Gales will develop across coasts and hills. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Tuesday:

Rain will quickly clear eastwards in the morning, to leave a noticeably colder, but bright and windy day with scattered heavy showers possible. Gales will affect exposed parts. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Lighter winds on Wednesday and becoming milder, with some patchy rain. Then rather cloudy on Thursday and Friday with outbreaks of rain at times, perhaps locally heavy on Friday.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain overnight clearing to blustery showers. Gales for many. Colder.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry end to the day for many, but gales developing quite widely overnight as rain in the northwest moves eastwards across the UK. Some of the rain will be heavy. Rain clearing the northwest later where it will turn colder.

Tuesday:

Very windy, with severe gales in some coastal areas. Rain soon clears leaving the UK with sunny intervals and squally showers, perhaps with thunder and hail. Noticeably colder than recently.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining windy on Wednesday and Thursday, with outbreaks of rain, mainly in the north and west. Friday, showers affecting the northwest, but rain moves across much of the country.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 20 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: 1700 on Mon 20 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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