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  • Tue Tuesday
    17°C 11°C
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    17°C 9°C
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    18°C 14°C
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  • Fri Friday
    19°C 13°C
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    18°C 13°C
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Sunrise: 06:54 Sunset: 19:04 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1600 on Tue 23 Sep 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

Turning cloudy with some rain overnight. Mostly fine on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

There will be some clear spells during the first part of the night. It is then going to turn cloudier, with some patchy rain likely during the early hours. This means it will be a milder night than recently. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Wednesday:

There will be some locally fairly heavy showers at first, but these should ease through the morning, to leave a mostly dry afternoon with some decent spells of sunshine. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mostly dry and fine with some warm sunny spells on Thursday and Friday. Becoming cloudier into the weekend, with some patchy rain or drizzle at times.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain pushing southeastwards overnight, turning mostly fine for Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud and outbreaks of rain across some northwestern parts will continue to push southeastwards, reaching southern and southeastern parts towards dawn. Clear spells and scattered showers will follow, these mainly affecting western and northern coasts.

Wednesday:

The patchy rain will clear the southeast by midday. Then there should be plenty of dry weather with sunny spells and just a few well scattered showers. Breezy.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Southern and eastern parts starting dry and fine, but becoming cloudier into the weekend. Further north and west, generally cloudier, fresher and windier with some rain at times.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 28 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 7 Oct 2014:

Much of the UK should be largely dry through the beginning of the week. It will often be rather cloudy, although there may still be some sunny spells and isolated fog patches overnight. There should be rain at times in the north/northwest and it will become breezier here, with gales possible in the far north. Temperatures will be mostly near normal or rather warm by day, but widely well above average at night. Through the rest of the period it should continue generally dry with sunny spells, but more unsettled in the west and northwest with some rain and strong winds. Daytime temperatures are likely to remain near normal or rather warm, but nights should turn cooler with an increasing chance of ground frost, and some mist or fog patches.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 7 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 21 Oct 2014:

The broadly northwest-southeast split in the weather conditions is showing signs of persisting into mid-October. This pattern would leave southern, central and eastern parts tending to see the best of the weather with conditions often fine and dry. Occasional bouts of rain should still be expected, and mist and fog patches may be a problem during morning rush hours. Under the fine weather it should still feel pleasant with temperatures a little above average for the time of year. Further northwest, conditions are likely to be more unsettled with more frequent outbreaks of rain, these perhaps accompanied by strong winds. Temperatures here should be closer to average or perhaps even just below at times.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 23 Sep 2014

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