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  • Mon Monday
    19°C 11°C
    Light rain
  • Tue Tuesday
    20°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Wed Wednesday
    22°C 12°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Thu Thursday
    21°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    20°C 14°C
    Cloudy
Monday
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Sunrise: 06:19 Sunset: 19:54 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:21 Sunset: 19:52 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:22 Sunset: 19:50 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:24 Sunset: 19:47 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:26 Sunset: 19:45 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2300 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Dry and chilly tonight. Fine on Tuesday, with sunny spells.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloud will continue to break this evening, leaving a dry night with clear spells. Light winds may allow for some patchy mist or fog to form in prone spots. Minimum Temperature 8C.

Tuesday:

Once any overnight mist or fog patches clear it should be a bright morning with sunny spells. Perhaps turning a little cloudier through the afternoon but should stay dry. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining largely fine, with variable cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some light rain or drizzle, most likely on Friday.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Sunny spells in the west Tuesday, cloudier in the east.

This Evening and Tonight:

Becoming mainly cloudy across eastern and perhaps central England with increasing amounts of hill fog and patchy drizzle. Elsewhere, with light winds and clear spells, a few fog patches are likely to develop. Chilly in the north and west.

Tuesday:

Early fog patches clearing, then northern and western areas mainly dry with warm sunny spells. Probably cloudier in parts of eastern and central England, with the odd shower possible.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Remaining largely fine, with variable cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some light rain or drizzle.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Sep 2014 to Monday 15 Sep 2014:

Many places dry through the weekend, with variable, but often large amounts of cloud and some bright or sunny spells, but there is an increasing risk of rain or showers spreading across southern and southwestern areas, possibly extending to central areas by the end of Sunday. Into next week, still a good deal of dry weather, especially towards the north, but probably becoming more unsettled from the southwest, with heavy rain possible at times. Light winds at first but becoming breezy from the southwest. Temperatures generally near or a little above average. Into the latter part of next week and beyond, the most likely scenario is for the unsettled conditions to migrate towards the northwest of the UK, with the best of the drier and warmer conditions towards the southeast.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 30 Sep 2014:

During mid to late September most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these fine periods may well be interspersed with occasional spells of cloudier, more unsettled conditions bringing showers or longer spells of rain. Northern and western parts are probably most likely to see the more frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts should see the better fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average during fine weather leaving conditions feeling pleasantly warm. Nights, however, may well be on the chilly side. During any unsettled weather daytime temperatures are more likely to be near or below average leaving conditions feeling cool.

Issued at: 1700 on Mon 01 Sep 2014

Weather Map

Mon 2300

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Swindon Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Reading Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Banbury Clear night 52.0625 -1.3383
Southampton Cloudy 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 Cloudy 50.822 -0.1356
Cambridge Clear 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 Cloudy 52.569 -0.2388
Rochester Cloudy 51.3875 0.5084
Nottingham Partly cloudy 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

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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!