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  • Tue Tuesday
    9°C 6°C
    Sunny day
  • Wed Wednesday
    11°C 11°C
    Heavy rain
  • Thu Thursday
    13°C 9°C
    Heavy rain
  • Fri Friday
    11°C 9°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday
    12°C 10°C
    Light rain
Tuesday
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Sunrise: 08:00 Sunset: 18:02 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 08:02 Sunset: 18:00 Moon phase: Waning crescent 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 08:04 Sunset: 17:57 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 08:08 Sunset: 17:53 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 2200 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

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Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Strathclyde

Gales soon easing and becoming drier tonight. Rain developing Wednesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Heavy showers this evening, especially over Argyll and Ayrshire, gradually dying away to leave drier clearer conditions overnight. Squally northwesterly winds with coastal gales initially, will gradually ease and settle moderate southwesterly later. Cold by dawn in the Clyde valley. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Wednesday:

A dry and bright start but soon clouding over from the west with outbreaks of rain, becoming heavier and persistent across Argyll and western areas. Milder with strengthening southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Cloudy with patchy rain much of Thursday with fresh westerly winds. Bright and breezy with showers on Friday. Strengthening winds with showers and sunny spells on Saturday.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Gales and showers slowly easing. Rain returning to the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Gales will steadily ease, although it will remain breezy in many areas. A few showers will linger on into the early hours, but most places will become dry. Turning chilly in sheltered spots, with a touch of grass frost.

Wednesday:

A dry, bright start for many southern and eastern areas, though turning cloudier through the day. Rain and freshening winds will return to Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

A band of rain will push southeast across all parts, clearing southeast England early on Saturday. Generally quite windy, with a risk of gales and squally showers in the northwest.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Sunday 26 Oct 2014 to Tuesday 4 Nov 2014:

Showery and very windy across northern areas on Sunday and Monday, with a risk of severe gales for a time. Somewhat less windy further to the south, though with increasing amounts of cloud. Into the midweek period, a north-south split looks most probable, with windy and often unsettled conditions continuing in the north and somewhat quieter, drier weather in the south. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling quite cold in the strong winds. Towards the end of October and into early November, the broad north-south split looks set to continue, with northern areas remaining changeable and at times unsettled. Further south, there are hints that pressure may start to rise, increasing the potential for more prolonged drier periods, but with a greater risk of overnight frost and fog.

UK Outlook for Wednesday 5 Nov 2014 to Wednesday 19 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the first half of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier intervals. These should mostly affect northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well at times. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of the drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of seeing some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Tue 21 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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Glasgow Partly cloudy night 55.8643 -4.2505
Cumnock Light shower night 55.4535 -4.2645
Strathyre Light shower night 56.3257 -4.3234
Biggar Light shower night 55.6234 -3.5226
Edinburgh Clear night 55.9533 -3.1868
Tarbert Heavy rain 55.87 -5.42
Dumfries Clear night 55.0708 -3.6038
Pitlochry Clear night 56.7045 -3.7283
Dundee Clear night 56.4621 -2.9692
Jedburgh Clear night 55.4777 -2.5534
Stranraer Partly cloudy night 54.9033 -5.0228
Fort William Heavy shower night 56.8199 -5.104
Carlisle Clear night 54.8924 -2.9315
Berwick-upon-Tweed Clear night 55.7702 -2.0038
Belfast Light shower night 54.596 -5.9301
Tiree Light shower night 56.497 -6.887
Aberlour Cloudy 57.4751 -3.2155
Douglas (Isle of Man) Clear night 54.1518 -4.484
Craig Cloudy 57.4889 -5.2754
Newcastle Upon Tyne Clear night 54.9781 -1.6162

Location Details

Glasgow

Location: 55.8643, -4.2505

Altitude: 23m above mean sea level

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Scotland's largest city, Glasgow, is located in the West Central Lowlands on the river Clyde. With a city council population approaching 600,000, and almost double that figure living in the surrounding area, Glasgow is the third most populous city in the United Kingdom.

The city's location on the river Clyde made it a key settlement; as the centuries progressed and opportunities opened up, Following the Act of Union in the early 18th century which cemented relations with England, Glasgow developed into an incredibly wealthy city thanks to its status as a seaport town, trading goods all over the world; particularly with the Americas. Further inland development led not only to access to the mines of Lanarkshire, but to the sudden surge in shipbuilding companies - for which Glasgow remains industrially famous to this day.

The Glasgow postcode area elongates out from the city centre at its southernmost, taking in several county districts to the north and west such as Arrochar, Dumbarton and - at its furthest west - Helensburgh. Access from the city to western Scotland has been improved even further with the recent completion of the M74 motorway extension.

In 2012, around 95,000 people were drawn to the Merchant City Festival - an annual gathering showcasing the cream of the performing arts crop. Performers at this top-tier arts event are usually selected on the basis of previous appearances at other festivals throughout Glasgow such as the International Comedy Festival and the International Jazz Festival. Merchant City is, in itself, a prime location to suit all comers' leisure and retail needs. With bars, restaurants and high-end boutiques, it has come to be known as the Cultural Quarter of Glasgow.

Glasgow has one of the largest concentrations of galleries, cinemas and theatres in the whole of Britain. The Theatre Royal is the base of Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera, while venues such as King Tut's Wah Wah Hut and the Carling Academy have hosted some of the top names in music - in fact, King Tut's is the venue where Oasis were discovered.

Sports fans need look no further than the city's great football clubs. Alongside the lesser-known Partick Thistle you'll find Glasgow Celtic, first British winners of the European Cup, and Glasgow Rangers, seven-time domestic treble winners. Games between the 'Old Firm' as they are known are often passionate affairs and are keenly fought.

Glasgow hosted the 2014 Commonwealth Games, with Hampden Park converted into an athletics arena to allow some of the world's leading athletes to compete for gold. The Games proved a huge success for the Home Nations of the United Kingdom, with each achieving their largest overall medal hauls and most gold medals won at any Commonwealth Games. England also finished at the top of the medal table for the first time since 1986, when the Commonwealth Games were held in Edinburgh.

Last updated: 21 October 2014