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Sunrise: 07:41 Sunset: 18:01 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1400 on Tue 21 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

Sunny spells and squally showers. Gales.

Today:

Gales for all parts, but especially so around coastal areas. It will be noticeably colder than on Monday with squally showers and a risk of hail and thunder spreading across the region through the day. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Tonight:

The showers becoming more isolated and with clear skies developing overnight. It will be cold, with a grass frost possible in more rural places. Winds ease later in the night. Minimum Temperature 6C.

Wednesday:

Staying mostly dry, but becoming cloudy across the region. Milder than on Tuesday. Winds will be lighter than Tuesday, but still breezy, especially in the east. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Less windy, but staying cloudy with patchy drizzle on Thursday. On Friday some locally heavy rain moves northeast across the region. Clearer on Saturday, but with a few showers. Windier.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing southeast, then sunny spells and squally showers. Gales.

Today:

Gales with severe gales around exposed coasts. The rain from overnight soon clears southeast, then colder conditions with squally showers and a risk of hail and thunder spread across the UK. Showers become wintry over the hills in the northwest.

Tonight:

Showers becoming more isolated overnight, with clear skies developing across much of the UK. Cold with a grass frost possible in places. Further rain in the far northwest by dawn.

Wednesday:

Becoming cloudy across the UK but with rain moving east across northern parts. Staying dry in the south. Milder than on Tuesday. Windy for all with gales in the north.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Less windy with rain in western parts Thursday and some more widespread rain over England and Wales Friday. A brighter day here Saturday. Windy with blustery showers throughout in northwest.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 26 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 4 Nov 2014:

Showery and very windy across northern areas on Sunday and Monday, with a risk of severe gales for a time. Somewhat less windy further to the south, though with increasing amounts of cloud. Into the midweek period, a north-south split looks most probable, with windy and often unsettled conditions continuing in the north and somewhat quieter, drier weather in the south. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling quite cold in the strong winds. Towards the end of October and into early November, the broad north-south split looks set to continue, with northern areas remaining changeable and at times unsettled. Further south, there are hints that pressure may start to rise, increasing the potential for more prolonged drier periods, but with a greater risk of overnight frost and fog.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Nov 2014 to Wednesday 19 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of seeing some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

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