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  • Wed Wednesday
    26°C 16°C
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  • Thu Thursday
    27°C 15°C
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  • Fri Friday
    25°C 15°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    25°C 16°C
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  • Sun Sunday
    24°C 14°C
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Sunrise: 05:17 Sunset: 21:09 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:19 Sunset: 21:08 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:22 Sunset: 21:05 Moon phase: New 4 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:23 Sunset: 21:03 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0600 on Wed 23 Jul 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

Mostly fine and very warm. Isolated thundery showers likely later.

Today:

Any patchy cloud and hill fog will soon clear to leave another mostly fine day and it will become very warm or locally hot. Isolated heavy and thundery showers are likely to move westwards later in the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 28C.

Tonight:

Any isolated heavy and thundery showers largely clearing during the evening, but further showers possible in far southwest later. Otherwise dry and fine with clear periods, especially in the east. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Thursday:

Showers in far southwest will clear in the morning. Elsewhere, it will start dry and fine. Through the afternoon, isolated heavy and thundery showers are likely to develop. Hot again. Maximum Temperature 28C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Through into the weekend there will continue to be plenty of dry and fine weather. Isolated daytime showers may develop, which could be locally heavy. Warm or very warm.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely fine and very warm. Isolated thunderstorms in the south.

Today:

Many eastern and central parts starting dull, but low cloud soon burning back to northeastern coasts. Isolated thundery showers moving westwards across the south in the afternoon. Otherwise mostly dry, fine and very warm, although cooler along cloudier northeastern coasts.

Tonight:

Low cloud, mist and hill fog in northeast returning westwards across some eastern and central parts. Isolated heavy showers, mainly in the southwest, easing. Elsewhere dry with clear periods.

Thursday:

Another dry, fine and very warm day for many. Cloud and mist in the northeast becoming confined to coastal parts. Isolated heavy, thundery showers likely in the southwest at times.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Plenty of dry weather, but some locally heavy daytime showers, mainly in the south. Also some more persistent rain in the north from Saturday. Generally warm or very warm still.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 27 Jul 2014 to Tuesday 5 Aug 2014:

Largely fine and dry weather is expected across southern parts of the UK initially, although isolated showers could affect the southeast, while in the north a band of showery rain may edge southwards through Sunday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, and perhaps locally hot in places, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely. Occasional rain and brisk winds may affect northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north may extend further south at times.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 6 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 20 Aug 2014:

The recent generally settled conditions are expected to persist into the first part of this period, with mostly fine and dry weather continuing across more southern parts. Towards the north, more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain are likely. Temperatures should remain above average for most, possibly turning locally hot for a time in the south. Later in the period, a change towards more unsettled conditions overall is looking likely with a higher risk of rain or showers, although there will also be some drier, brighter interludes.

Issued at: 0500 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

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Swindon Overcast 51.5556 -1.7784
Reading Sunny day 51.4523 -0.9724
Banbury Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Southampton Sunny day 50.9093 -1.403
Hereford Sunny day 52.056 -2.7146
Milton Keynes Cloudy 52.0382 -0.7555
Yeovil Sunny day 50.9416 -2.632
Cardiff Sunny day 51.4812 -3.1778
Birmingham Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
London Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248
Brighton Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
Cambridge Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Newtown (Powys) Cloudy 52.5118 -3.3118
Swansea Sunny day 51.621 -3.9424
Exeter Sunny day 50.7179 -3.5327
Peterborough Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Rochester Sunny day 51.3875 0.5084
Nottingham Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Stoke-on-Trent Sunny day 53.0024 -2.178
Barnstaple Sunny day 51.0777 -4.0571

Location Details

Swindon

Location: 51.5556, -1.7784

Altitude: 131m above mean sea level

Swindon information

Swindon, like many British towns, really came to prominence during the Industrial Revolution, thanks to its role in the building of the railways.

This town, located in Wiltshire and with a population of roughly 200,000 people, started life as a small market town that was dramatically affected by the coming of the Industrial Revolution. As with many towns, the canal network that was built across the United Kingdom brought trade to Swindon, along with an increase in population in the early years of the 19th century.

However, in around 1841-42, Swindon became a town of huge importance to the blossoming transport network that Isambard Kingdom Brunel was rolling out across England. The Great Western Railway had a large workshop in Swindon, dedicated to repairing the train engines, and also built houses to accommodate its workers. In the latter half of the century the GWR workers contributed to a health fund that ensured they were prescribed medicine, given proper dental care — or even just told to have a haircut! This small but useful service eventually was used to help define the NHS system in 1948.

Contemporary Swindon owes a lot to these early industrial years of transport and trade boom, and as such boasts a variety of transport-related museums, such as the Railway Village Museum and the Steam Railway Museum. Modern-day Swindon, famed for its location on the ‘M4 corridor’, is also the home of another transport first — the Magic Roundabout, a unique five-part roundabout that has helped control traffic flow effectively in what was once a dangerous area. Swindon also has a lively motorsports scene, with the nearby Foxhill motocross staging Grand Prix events.

The pioneering spirit of Swindon is evident in the array of arts, literature and cultural events that take place regularly throughout the year, including the Swindon Mela, its Festival of Literature, and the Big Arts Day. There are also a number of venues that provide live music all year round and host the town’s yearly music festival, the Swindon Shuffle. This humble British town is also twinned with one of the most famous modern-day tourist attractions in the world — Walt Disney World Florida!