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    16°C 9°C
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    16°C 14°C
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Sunrise: 06:50 Sunset: 16:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:52 Sunset: 16:50 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1200 on Fri 24 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

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Cloud and rain clearing east, with brighter conditions following on.

Today:

Cloudy with outbreaks of locally heavy rain through the morning, but this should steadily pull away to the east. Brighter conditions will move into Cornwall and Devon from early afternoon, and should extend to most other parts by dusk. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Tonight:

Mainly dry with some clear spells, especially inland and more generally further east, allowing it to turn chilly in sheltered rural areas. A few coastal showers are possible. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Saturday:

Some sunny spells, especially east of high ground, but also the risk of a few fleeting showers. Generally on the mild side, but quite breezy around exposed coasts. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Often rather breezy and quite cloudy, but mainly dry on Sunday and Monday. Outbreaks of rain may arrive from the northwest later on Tuesday, but with winds falling light.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing from the southeast. Blustery showers in the northwest.

Today:

Cloudy with bands of locally heavy rain across much of England and Wales, clearing erratically from the southeast by evening. Clearer conditions following on, but plenty of showers in the far northwest, where also very windy.

Tonight:

Frequent showers continuing across the northwest, rattling through on strong southwesterly winds. Elsewhere, mainly dry, with some clear spells, especially across central and eastern areas.

Saturday:

Showers, driven on by strong to gale force winds, will continue to affect western Scotland. Less windy and showery elsewhere, with the best of the sunshine across eastern areas.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Very wet and windy in the northwest on Sunday and Monday, with rain then spreading southeastwards on Tuesday. Drier further to the south, though some drizzly outbreaks are possible. Mild.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 to Friday 7 Nov 2014:

A slow moving band of rain over the central parts on Wednesday is expected to slowly weaken. To the north, largely fine with sunny spells after a chilly start. Dull, damp and mild to the south with occasional drizzle. Brighter across southern parts on Thursday with sunny spells. However, rain and strong winds are likely to extend into northwestern areas, before reaching central parts by the end of the day. A north-south split looks most likely to predominate thereafter with the most frequent bouts of wind and rain likely in the north and northwest, with the best of the drier weather in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, although feeling cold in strong winds and rain.

UK Outlook for Saturday 8 Nov 2014 to Saturday 22 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, this 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 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 Fri 24 Oct 2014

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