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  • Fri Friday
    19°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    20°C 12°C
    Heavy shower day
  • Sun Sunday
    20°C 12°C
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  • Mon Monday
    21°C 12°C
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  • Tue Tuesday
    20°C 13°C
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Sunrise: 05:30 Sunset: 20:56 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:32 Sunset: 20:54 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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WSW 11 21 WSW 11 21 SW 10 20 SW 10 18 WSW 12 24 WSW 13 26 WSW 12 24 W 10 19 W 5 9
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Sunrise: 05:33 Sunset: 20:52 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:35 Sunset: 20:51 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:36 Sunset: 20:49 Moon phase: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1000 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Outbreaks of showery rain through the day.

Today:

Outbreaks of rain or showers on and off throughout the day today. The rain could be heavy at times, but there will be drier spells too. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Tonight:

Further showery rain overnight, still some heavy bursts likely at times, though there will be some drier spells as well. Minimum Temperature 14C.

Saturday:

Showery rain will continue for much of the day, but should gradually start to ease away to the north later on. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Largely dry and fine on Sunday. Sunny spells and a few, mainly light showers on Monday. Heavy showery rain spreading eastwards on Tuesday, possibly thundery at times.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Showers for many, merging to more persistent rain at times.

Today:

A band of showers and rain across western parts of the UK at first, heavy at times, will spread gradually eastwards, though become increasingly fragmented. Elsewhere, a scattering of showers, but remaining mostly dry, fine and warm in the southeast.

Tonight:

Becoming drier in the north of the UK. Further showery rain will spread across many southern areas, heavy at times, particularly parts of the southeast and east.

Saturday:

Showery rain in the south will spread northwards. The rain heavy at times. Best of any sunshine across Scotland, Northern Ireland, and later the south and southeast of England.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Heavy rain in the north on Sunday, clearing from the south later. Sunny spells and scattered showers on Monday. Heavy showers Tuesday, merging in the west.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 5 Aug 2014 to Thursday 14 Aug 2014:

Rain, heavy at times, is likely over western parts early Tuesday, slowly moving east and easing through the day. Further rain is likely in the west on Wednesday, also moving east and easing, but brining strengthening winds to all parts. Remaining predominantly unsettled into the weekend, wettest in the northwest but with a low risk of thundery showers in the south and east at times. Conditions then most likely to become more settled in the south until the end of the period, with more in the way of drier and brighter conditions developing across the south and east. Temperatures generally near normal, but often warm towards the south and east. Winds generally light to moderate for most, but perhaps locally strong in the northwest at times.

UK Outlook for Friday 15 Aug 2014 to Friday 29 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during the latter part of August, conditions are more likely than not to be close to climatology. As such most regions can expect to see periods of fine weather with some sunshine interspersed by occasional spells of more changeable conditions with showers or rain. Northern and western parts are perhaps most likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather leaving southern parts with the most prolonged fine spells. Daytime temperatures are then likely to often be above average during fine spells.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 01 Aug 2014

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Swindon Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Reading Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Banbury Sunny intervals 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 Light shower day 50.9416 -2.632
Cardiff Cloudy 51.4812 -3.1778
Birmingham Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
London Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Brighton Sunny intervals 50.822 -0.1356
Cambridge Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Newtown (Powys) Light rain 52.5118 -3.3118
Swansea Cloudy 51.621 -3.9424
Exeter Light rain 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 rain 53.0024 -2.178
Barnstaple Cloudy 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!