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  • Fri Friday
    19°C 16°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    20°C 14°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    20°C 13°C
    Sunny day
  • Mon Monday
    21°C 13°C
    Sunny day
  • Tue Tuesday
    21°C 15°C
    Light shower day
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Sunrise: 05:34 Sunset: 20:53 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:36 Sunset: 20:52 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:37 Sunset: 20:50 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:39 Sunset: 20:48 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:40 Sunset: 20:47 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0600 on Fri 01 Aug 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

Outbreaks of showery rain through the day.

Today:

Outbreaks of rain or showers on and off throughout the day today. The rain could be heavy at times, but there will be drier spells too. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Tonight:

Further showery rain overnight, still some heavy bursts likely at times, though there will be some drier spells as well. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Saturday:

Showery rain will continue for much of the day, but should gradually start to ease away to the north later on. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Largely dry and fine on Sunday. Sunny spells and a few, mainly light showers on Monday. Heavy showery rain spreading eastwards on Tuesday, possibly thundery at times.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers for many, merging to more persistent rain at times.

Today:

A band of showers and rain across western parts of the UK at first, heavy at times, will spread gradually eastwards, though become increasingly fragmented. Elsewhere, a scattering of showers, but remaining mostly dry, fine and warm in the southeast.

Tonight:

Becoming drier in the north of the UK. Further showery rain will spread across many southern areas, heavy at times, particularly parts of the southeast and east.

Saturday:

Showery rain in the south will spread northwards. The rain heavy at times. Best of any sunshine across Scotland, Northern Ireland, and later the south and southeast of England.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Heavy rain in the north on Sunday, clearing from the south later. Sunny spells and scattered showers on Monday. Heavy showers Tuesday, merging in the west.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 5 Aug 2014 to Thursday 14 Aug 2014:

Rain, heavy at times, is likely over western parts early Tuesday, slowly moving east and easing through the day. Further rain is likely in the west on Wednesday, also moving east and easing, but brining strengthening winds to all parts. Remaining predominantly unsettled into the weekend, wettest in the northwest but with a low risk of thundery showers in the south and east at times. Conditions then most likely to become more settled in the south until the end of the period, with more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest at times.

UK Outlook for Friday 15 Aug 2014 to Friday 29 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern and western parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

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Poole Sunny intervals 50.7139 -1.9866
Southampton Sunny intervals 50.9093 -1.403
Yeovil Light shower day 50.9416 -2.632
Swindon Sunny intervals 51.5556 -1.7784
Reading Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Exeter Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Cardiff Sunny intervals 51.4812 -3.1778
Brighton Sunny intervals 50.822 -0.1356
Barnstaple Cloudy 51.0777 -4.0571
Plymouth Light shower day 50.3713 -4.1348
Banbury Sunny intervals 52.0625 -1.3383
London Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Hereford Sunny intervals 52.056 -2.7146
Jersey Sunny intervals 49.2079 -2.1955
Swansea Heavy shower day 51.621 -3.9424
Milton Keynes Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Rochester Sunny intervals 51.3875 0.5084
Birmingham Sunny intervals 52.4859 -1.889
Newtown (Powys) Light rain 52.5118 -3.3118
Cambridge Sunny intervals 52.2075 0.124

Location Details

Poole

Location: 50.7139, -1.9866

Altitude: 2m above mean sea level

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