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Sunrise: 06:50 Sunset: 16:51 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0500 on Sun 26 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

Breezy and mild with variable cloud and some sunny spells.

Today:

A mild and generally dry day with variable amounts of cloud and sunny spells. However there will be some patchy outbreaks of rain or drizzle too, most likely across exposed parts of the west. Windy around western coasts, breezy elsewhere. Maximum Temperature 16C.

Tonight:

Cloud will thicken across the west overnight perhaps with some patchy rain or drizzle. Generally drier further east with some clear spells. Windy around exposed western coasts and hills. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Monday:

Another breezy and generally dry day, however rather cloudy across the west with occasional rain or drizzle, brighter further east with some sunshine. Feeling warm for the time of year. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Outbreaks of mainly light rain moves across the region on Tuesday, leaving a cloudy and dull day with patchy rain for Wednesday. Turning wet and windy later Thursday.

Issued at: 0400 on Sun 26 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very wet and windy northwest Scotland. Mostly fine elsewhere.

Today:

Heavy rain persists across northwest Scotland, bringing a risk of localised flooding. Generally dry and mild elsewhere with variable cloud and sunny spells, though patchy drizzle possible across Wales and exposed southwestern parts. Very windy with gales in the north.

Tonight:

The very wet and windy weather continues for northwest Scotland. Generally cloudy and windy across the north/west with occasional outbreaks of drizzle. Drier with clear spells in the southeast.

Monday:

Heavy rain continues across northwest Scotland. Mild elsewhere with some sunshine in the southeast, but rather cloudy in parts of the north/west with occasional drizzle. Windy across northern/western Britain.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Wind and rain eases and moves south Tuesday, leaving cloud and occasional rain across the south Wednesday, whilst clearer, chillier weather follows further north. Turning wet and windy later Thursday.

Issued at: 0400 on Sun 26 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 30 Oct 2014 to Saturday 8 Nov 2014:

Becoming generally cloudy across the UK, but staying dry with bright spells across southern and eastern parts on Thursday. Northern and western parts will become wetter with outbreaks of rain. The rain will likely become heavier and more persistent later that day. Winds also increase, becoming strong in the west, and gales may develop across the far northwest. A north-south split then looks most likely to dominate. The most wetter, windier conditions likely in the north and northwest; with gales, perhaps even severe gales in the far northwest, next weekend. The best of the drier weather likely in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, but perhaps falling slightly below average later with snow on Scottish mountains possible.

UK Outlook for Sunday 9 Nov 2014 to Sunday 23 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. 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 set to turn more changeable across the south and east. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0400 on Sun 26 Oct 2014

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

Location Details

Swindon

Location: 51.5556, -1.7784

Altitude: 131m above mean sea level

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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!