Use my current location crosshair

Swindon

Swindon last 24 hours Share this forecast
  • Mon Monday
    22°C 14°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Tue Tuesday
    24°C 13°C
    Sunny day
  • Wed Wednesday
    22°C 13°C
    Cloudy
  • Thu Thursday
    22°C 14°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday
    21°C 14°C
    Heavy shower day
Monday
0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Light shower night Clear night Clear night
13 14 15 16 18 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 22 21 21 20 19 18
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
13 14 14 15 16 17 18 18 19 19 19 19 20 19 19 18 17 17
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 30% 15% 15%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
NW 4 10 N 4 8 N 5 8 NNE 7 11 NNE 8 12 NNE 8 12 NNE 9 14 NE 10 15 NNE 9 14 NNE 9 14 NNE 9 15 NNE 11 17 NNE 9 14 NE 10 15 NNE 9 15 NNE 9 16 NE 8 16 NE 7 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
83% 81% 78% 69% 62% 56% 54% 53% 49% 48% 47% 47% 46% 51% 52% 56% 59% 59%
UV index arrow down
1 1 1 1 2 3 4 6 6 6 6 5 3 2 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:24 Sunset: 21:02 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
Tuesday
0000 0100 0200 0300 0400 0500 0600 0700 0800 0900 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000 2100 2200 2300
Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Clear night Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny day Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night Partly cloudy night
17 17 16 16 15 15 14 15 16 18 19 20 22 23 23 24 24 24 23 23 22 20 19 18
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
16 16 15 15 14 14 14 14 15 17 18 19 20 21 22 22 22 22 21 21 20 18 18 17
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
NNE 6 14 N 6 13 N 6 13 N 6 14 N 6 14 N 6 13 N 6 12 NNW 6 13 NNW 6 11 N 7 12 N 7 12 NNW 7 15 NNW 7 16 NW 8 17 NW 8 20 NW 9 21 NW 9 21 NW 9 20 NW 9 20 NW 10 20 NNW 10 21 NNW 10 20 NNW 10 19 NNW 10 19
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG G VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
63% 67% 71% 73% 76% 79% 80% 79% 74% 67% 61% 56% 51% 47% 45% 43% 44% 45% 47% 49% 56% 63% 70% 72%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 4 5 7 7 7 6 5 3 1 1 0 0 0
Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 21:00 Moon phase: New 4 Daily air quality index*
Wednesday
0000 0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Sunny intervals Partly cloudy night
17 17 14 14 17 20 22 21 17
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
16 15 14 13 16 18 19 18 16
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
NNW 9 17 NNW 9 17 NNW 6 12 NW 6 11 NW 7 17 WNW 8 19 WNW 9 20 WNW 10 20 W 8 16
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG VG VG G G G VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
73% 74% 82% 84% 67% 58% 54% 58% 73%
UV index arrow down
0 0 0 1 2 6 5 1 0
Sunrise: 05:27 Sunset: 20:59 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
Thursday
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Partly cloudy night Cloudy Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy
15 14 15 18 21 21 20 17
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
14 14 14 17 19 19 18 17
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% <5% <5% 10% 10% <5%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
W 6 12 W 5 10 WSW 5 10 WSW 8 16 WSW 10 21 WSW 11 22 WSW 10 19 WSW 7 13
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
VG G G VG VG VG VG VG
Humidity arrow down
84% 89% 88% 72% 60% 56% 61% 73%
UV index arrow down
0 0 1 2 6 5 1 0
Sunrise: 05:29 Sunset: 20:57 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
Friday
0100 0400 0700 1000 1300 1600 1900 2200
Cloudy Partly cloudy night Sunny intervals Sunny intervals Light shower day Heavy shower day Heavy shower day Cloudy
15 14 15 18 20 20 18 16
Feels like temperature (°C) arrow down
15 14 14 17 18 18 17 15
Precipitation probability arrow down
<5% <5% <5% 10% 35% 55% 50% 25%
Wind direction, speed & gust (mph) arrow down
WSW 6 11 SW 5 9 SW 6 10 SW 8 17 SW 11 22 SW 12 24 SW 11 20 SW 8 15
Visibility (E = Excellent, VG = Very Good, G = Good, M = Moderate, P = Poor, VP = Very Poor) arrow down
G G G G G G VG G
Humidity arrow down
86% 91% 91% 75% 63% 64% 70% 80%
UV index arrow down
0 0 1 2 6 5 1 0
Sunrise: 05:30 Sunset: 20:56 Moon phase: Waxing crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
leftEarlier Laterright
More Detail chevron down

Issued at: 0600 on Mon 28 Jul 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

Scattered showers, locally heavy, this morning. Drier and sunnier later.

Today:

Often rather cloudy at first this morning with a scattering of showers and these may be locally heavy. Becoming drier this afternoon with any showers becoming isolated and increasing amounts of sunshine developing. Feeling warm in a light northwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 25C.

Tonight:

It will be a pleasantly warm and mostly sunny evening and it will stay dry with largely clear skies overnight. Patchy low cloud developing in places later in the night. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Tuesday:

Starting dry and bright with plenty of sunshine. Cloud amounts generally increasing through the day although a few sunny spells are likely to continue. Feeling warm with a light breeze. Maximum Temperature 25C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Mostly dry on Wednesday and Thursday with variable amounts of cloud and occasional sunny spells. Feeling warm in light winds. Scattered showers on Friday with a freshening southwesterly breeze.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Scattered heavy showers in south. Mostly dry and bright elsewhere.

Today:

Showers, some heavy, in Wales and southwest England this morning, but becoming largely fine this afternoon. Risk of heavy, slow-moving and possibly thundery showers in southeastern areas at times. Elsewhere, mostly dry with sunny spells. Feeling warm in the sunshine.

Tonight:

Heavy showers in the far southeast slowly clearing away overnight, then most places dry with long clear periods. Becoming cloudy across northwestern areas with occasional rain and drizzle.

Tuesday:

Breezy with a few showers in northwestern areas. Cloudier skies with a little patchy rain spreading southeast after a sunny start elsewhere. Warm, locally very warm in southeast England.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Breezy with scattered showers across northern areas on Wednesday and Thursday, but staying mostly dry and warm with sunny spells further south. Showers, some heavy, developing more widely on Friday.

Issued at: 0500 on Mon 28 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 1 Aug 2014 to Sunday 10 Aug 2014:

Southern and eastern parts of the UK are likely to start largely dry and fine, although outbreaks of rain or showers in the west will spread to most parts through Friday. Over the weekend and into the following week, it is likely to remain unsettled across the UK with further outbreaks of showers and more prolonged rain affecting all areas at times. Rain is likely to turn occasionally heavy, particularly towards the middle of the week. Temperatures should be around normal for the time of year, and perhaps on the warm side in the south. There are indications that drier, sunnier periods may become more prevalent in southern, eastern and central areas later in the period as bouts of rain are likely to become more confined to the northwest.

UK Outlook for Monday 11 Aug 2014 to Monday 25 Aug 2014:

With no particularly strong signals regarding weather patterns over the UK during mid-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 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 Mon 28 Jul 2014

Weather Map

Mon 0600

View weather map for Swindon

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