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  • Wed Wednesday
    21°C 12°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    20°C 14°C
    Overcast
  • Fri Friday
    19°C 13°C
    Overcast
  • Sat Saturday
    18°C 11°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    18°C 12°C
    Cloudy
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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: First quarter 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 06:29 Sunset: 19:40 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 3 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 0200 on Wed 03 Sep 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for South West England

Low cloud breaking to reveal some sunny spells on Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

After a largely fine evening, it will become increasingly cloudy towards midnight, with areas of low cloud spreading across the region leading to some mist and fog patches developing, these mainly across the Moors. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Wednesday:

Low cloud, mist and any fog patches will lift and break to leave another mainly dry day, with some sunny spells developing. It will feel warm with light winds. Maximum Temperature 23C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

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 from Friday.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Settled conditions will persist, bringing variable cloud and sunny spells.

This Evening and Tonight:

A largely dry evening and night with light winds. However, further areas of low cloud will form overnight with mist or fog patches developing in places, mainly across hills. The cloud may be thick enough for the odd drizzly shower.

Wednesday:

Early mist and fog patches will lift and break during the morning. Otherwise, a mainly fine and dry day with variable amounts of cloud and some warm sunny spells.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

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

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 7 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 16 Sep 2014:

Variable, in places large, amounts of cloud and some sunny spells on Sunday. The cloud may be thick enough for the odd drizzly shower. However, cloud and outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, may affect southwestern parts at times. Into next week, still a good deal of dry and bright weather, especially towards the north and northwest, but probably becoming more unsettled across southern areas with outbreaks of rain developing, heavy 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 Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 1 Oct 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 Tue 02 Sep 2014

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