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  • Thu Thursday
    16°C 11°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    17°C 8°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    16°C 6°C
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  • Sun Sunday
    16°C 11°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    18°C 13°C
    Heavy shower day
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Sunrise: 06:02 Sunset: 20:18 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:03 Sunset: 20:16 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0400 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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Swindon Clear night 51.5556 -1.7784
Reading Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Banbury Clear night 52.0625 -1.3383
Southampton Partly cloudy night 50.9093 -1.403
Hereford Clear night 52.056 -2.7146
Milton Keynes Clear night 52.0382 -0.7555
Yeovil Partly cloudy night 50.9416 -2.632
Cardiff Partly cloudy night 51.4812 -3.1778
Birmingham Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
London Clear night 51.5081 -0.1248
Brighton Clear night 50.822 -0.1356
Cambridge Clear night 52.2075 0.124
Newtown (Powys) Clear night 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 Clear night 51.3875 0.5084
Nottingham Clear night 52.9545 -1.1565
Stoke-on-Trent Partly cloudy night 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!