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  • Tue Tuesday
    18°C 13°C
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    19°C 9°C
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  • Thu Thursday
    18°C 15°C
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  • Fri Friday
    20°C 15°C
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    19°C 15°C
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Sunrise: 06:55 Sunset: 19:04 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:57 Sunset: 19:02 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2000 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Turning cloudy with some rain overnight. Mostly fine on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

There will be some clear spells during the first part of the night. It is then going to turn cloudier, with some patchy rain likely during the early hours. This means it will be a milder night than recently. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Wednesday:

There will be some locally fairly heavy showers at first, but these should ease through the morning, to leave a mostly dry afternoon with some decent spells of sunshine. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mostly dry and fine with some warm sunny spells on Thursday and Friday. Becoming cloudier into the weekend, with some patchy rain or drizzle at times.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain pushing southeastwards overnight, turning mostly fine for Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain across some northwestern parts will continue to push southeastwards, reaching southern and southeastern parts towards dawn. Clear spells and scattered showers will follow, these mainly affecting western and northern coasts.

Wednesday:

The patchy rain will clear the southeast by midday. Then there should be plenty of dry weather with sunny spells and just a few well scattered showers. Breezy.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Southern and eastern parts starting dry and fine, but becoming cloudier into the weekend. Further north and west, generally cloudier, fresher and windier with some rain at times.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 28 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 7 Oct 2014:

Much of the UK should be largely dry through the beginning of the week. It will often be rather cloudy, although there may still be some sunny spells and isolated fog patches overnight. There should be rain at times in the north/northwest and it will become breezier here, with gales possible in the far north. Temperatures will be mostly near normal or rather warm by day, but widely well above average at night. Through the rest of the period it should continue generally dry with sunny spells, but more unsettled in the west and northwest with some rain and strong winds. Daytime temperatures are likely to remain near normal or rather warm, but nights should turn cooler with an increasing chance of ground frost, and some mist or fog patches.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 7 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 21 Oct 2014:

The broadly northwest-southeast split in the weather conditions is showing signs of persisting into mid-October. This pattern would leave southern, central and eastern parts tending to see the best of the weather with conditions often fine and dry. Occasional bouts of rain should still be expected, and mist and fog patches may be a problem during morning rush hours. Under the fine weather it should still feel pleasant with temperatures a little above average for the time of year. Further northwest, conditions are likely to be more unsettled with more frequent outbreaks of rain, these perhaps accompanied by strong winds. Temperatures here should be closer to average or perhaps even just below at times.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

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