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Issued at: 1800 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for South West England

Further showers developing, possibly heavy and thundery at times.

This Evening and Tonight:

Many places will have clear spells overnight which could allow for some mist to form. Further showers are likely to develop, and these could turn heavy and widespread in the east, with some thunder possible. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Friday:

There is a risk of more heavy and thundery showers which could cause some disruption. These should gradually clear through the day, with more sunny spells developing. Maximum Temperature 22C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Cloudy at times on Saturday with some thundery showers but some warm sunny spells developing. Mainly fine with some sunshine on Sunday and Monday.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning murky again in the east. Southern showers becoming widespread.

This Evening and Tonight:

The thundery showers in the southwest will become more widespread across the south. Similar to previous nights, fog and low cloud is set to develop widely across eastern and central areas. A mild night for many.

Friday:

Scattered heavy, thundery showers across the south, and some rain for northwest Scotland. Misty start elsewhere, staying rather cloudy but dry with the best of the brightness in the west.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Warm sunny spells developing away from the northeast Saturday. Largely dry but some thundery showers possible southern and central parts. Mainly fine Sunday and Monday but rain in northwest later.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 23 Sep 2014 to Thursday 2 Oct 2014:

At first it should be dry for most with some good sunny spells. Northwestern areas though are likely to be cloudier with some rain or drizzle. It will also be breezy here with the risk of gales in the far northwest. As we go through the week the more unsettled conditions look set to spread across many northern and western parts, with some heavy spells of rain. Southern, and southeastern areas in particularly, are probably going to hold onto the drier and brighter weather with some sunny periods, and perhaps a few showers. Temperatures will be around normal, if not warm in the south and east. The setup looks to remain similar heading into the following week; unsettled in the north and west, some rain in the south and east.

UK Outlook for Friday 3 Oct 2014 to Friday 17 Oct 2014:

The UK is likely to see changeable conditions through this period, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions are expected to be most prolonged across the south and east. Here, daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above, average with some warm sunshine. However it could turn quite chilly during the nights, with a risk of fog patches in places. Northern and western parts are likely to see more in the way of outbreaks of rain. Daytime temperatures here are set to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 1700 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

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Swindon Cloudy 51.5556 -1.7784
Reading Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Banbury Cloudy 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 Sunny day 50.9416 -2.632
Cardiff Sunny intervals 51.4812 -3.1778
Birmingham Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
London Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Brighton Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
Cambridge Sunny day 52.2075 0.124
Newtown (Powys) Sunny intervals 52.5118 -3.3118
Swansea Sunny intervals 51.621 -3.9424
Exeter Cloudy 50.7179 -3.5327
Peterborough Sunny intervals 52.569 -0.2388
Rochester Partly cloudy night 51.3875 0.5084
Nottingham Sunny day 52.9545 -1.1565
Stoke-on-Trent Sunny day 53.0024 -2.178
Barnstaple Sunny 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!