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  • Thu Thursday
    17°C 14°C
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  • Fri Friday
    19°C 9°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    18°C 8°C
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  • Sun Sunday
    17°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    20°C 15°C
    Heavy shower day
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Sunrise: 06:05 Sunset: 20:17 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:06 Sunset: 20:15 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:08 Sunset: 20:13 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:11 Sunset: 20:08 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0800 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

A chilly start with cloud and showers spreading southwards.

Today:

Away from northern coasts it will be a bright but chilly start for many. Cloud and some showers are set to edge southwards through the day, but there should still be plenty of dry weather. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Tonight:

The cloud and some showery outbreaks of rain are likely to linger overnight before clearer conditions spread in from the north by dawn. Less chilly than recent nights. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Friday:

It is set to be a largely fine day with a fair amount of sunny spells, however it will still be slightly cooler than average for the time of year. Maximum Temperature 18C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Mostly fine on Saturday apart from the odd shower. Dry and fine come Sunday before wet and windy weather spreads eastwards into Monday. Cold nights over the weekend.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cool again with showery rain slowly spreading southwards.

Today:

Breezy with cloud and showery rain slowly spreading southwards, but staying bright and largely dry in the southeast. Brightening again from the northwest later although some heavy, perhaps thundery, showers are possible for eastern Scotland. Cool again for many.

Tonight:

Less chilly than recent nights for southern parts with cloud and outbreaks of showery rain. Clearer and cooler conditions in the north continuing to edge southwards, with some showers.

Friday:

Cloud and showery outbreaks of rain across southern areas, clearing the far south early in the afternoon. Sunny spells and a few showers following from the north. Another cool day.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Sunny periods on Saturday with showers mainly around northern and eastern coasts. Cool but mostly fine on Sunday, before outbreaks of rain spread eastwards into Monday, with temperatures rising.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 25 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 3 Sep 2014:

Cloud and rain will spread eastwards during Monday, although possibly weakening as it does, with some northern and eastern parts perhaps staying dry for a time. Heavier bursts are likely in the west with stronger winds as well. Temperatures will generally be around normal, although it will be cool in the wind and rain. It then stays rather unsettled with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. The wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest with stronger winds also likely at times, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast. It will stay cool in the wind and rain, although temperatures will be around normal and perhaps warmer at times during any drier spells and towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Thursday 4 Sep 2014 to Thursday 18 Sep 2014:

Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 21 Aug 2014

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