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    26°C 17°C
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    22°C 14°C
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    23°C 14°C
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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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Sunrise: 05:24 Sunset: 21:02 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 21:00 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:27 Sunset: 20:59 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0300 on Sat 26 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

  • Regional
  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

A fine and sunny start, but cloud gradually increasing.

Today:

Dry and fine for most with sunny spells. However, the sunshine becoming hazy as cloud gradually increases through the day possibly bringing isolated heavy showers during the afternoon. Remaining warm, but feeling cooler than recently along northern coasts. Maximum Temperature 28C.

Tonight:

A generally dry but cloudy night for all areas with a freshening northwesterly breeze. It will feel cooler than on recent nights. Minimum Temperature 15C.

Sunday:

Variable amounts of cloud with sunny spells for most. An isolated sharp shower is possible, mainly in the east. Feeling noticeably cooler than of late, with a fresh northwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 23C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Sunshine and occasionally heavy showers on Monday, then drier for Tuesday and Wednesday with some sunny spells. Cooler than last week but still feeling warm in sunnier spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 26 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain in the north. Mainly dry, warm and sunny elsewhere.

Today:

Fine, dry and warm for most, locally hot in southeast England. However, rain with some heavy bursts will move east across northern parts. A few showers, locally heavy, are possible elsewhere and most likely in southeast England.

Tonight:

Showery rain, locally heavy, continuing in the north. Elsewhere, mainly dry with variable cloud. A freshening northwesterly breeze, strong in the northwest. Feeling fresher than previous nights in the northwest.

Sunday:

Showery rain in the northwest erratically moves southeastwards and fragments through the day. Best of the sunshine in the south and southwest. Temperatures near normal, still warm in the southeast.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Sunshine and showers on Monday, with a risk of thunder in the south. From Tuesday, rain in the northwest, elsewhere mainly dry with sunny spells and isolated showers.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 26 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 30 Jul 2014 to Friday 8 Aug 2014:

Many parts will be dry and fine to start this period, although rain or showers look likely to affect the north where it will be cloudier and breezier, with isolated showers in the south. Temperatures should vary from around average in the north to above average in the south, where it may be locally very warm. The start of August looks likely to bring a transition towards less settled conditions, with rain or showers in the north becoming more widespread. However, it will remain on the warm side, especially across the south where the best of any drier, brighter weather is most probable. The weather looks broadly similar for the following week, although there are indications that drier, sunnier periods in the south may become more prevalent.

UK Outlook for Saturday 9 Aug 2014 to Saturday 23 Aug 2014:

There is greater than average uncertainty concerning the weather through this period. Currently, generally unsettled conditions are likely to continue through the start of this period in the north with cloudy spells and sporadic outbreaks of rain, while the best of the drier, brighter conditions will be in the south and east. Temperatures should remain above average for southeastern parts, but near normal elsewhere.

Issued at: 0500 on Sat 26 Jul 2014

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