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Issued at: 1300 on Fri 24 Oct 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 Strathclyde

Sunny intervals and a few showers, frequent in Argyll.

Today:

A bright day with a mixture of sunny intervals and occasional showers. These showers heaviest and most frequent around Oban, fewer south and east of Glasgow. Quite windy. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Tonight:

Further showers over Argyll, with some heavy ones, but mainly dry further south with some clear spells, and just the odd shower running in off the Firth of Clyde. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Saturday:

A windy day with southwesterly gales by the afternoon, perhaps severe in places later. Some showers again mostly affecting Argyll, some sunny intervals. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Rain on Sunday and Monday, heavy in Argyll, with some drier spells elsewhere. Strong to gale southwest winds. Tuesday much brighter with some sunshine.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing from the southeast. Blustery showers in the northwest.

Today:

Cloudy with bands of locally heavy rain across much of England and Wales, clearing erratically from the southeast by evening. Clearer conditions following on, but plenty of showers in the far northwest, where also very windy.

Tonight:

Frequent showers continuing across the northwest, rattling through on strong southwesterly winds. Elsewhere, mainly dry, with some clear spells, especially across central and eastern areas.

Saturday:

Showers, driven on by strong to gale force winds, will continue to affect western Scotland. Less windy and showery elsewhere, with the best of the sunshine across eastern areas.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Very wet and windy in the northwest on Sunday and Monday, with rain then spreading southeastwards on Tuesday. Drier further to the south, though some drizzly outbreaks are possible. Mild.

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 29 Oct 2014 to Friday 7 Nov 2014:

A slow moving band of rain over the central parts on Wednesday is expected to slowly weaken. To the north, largely fine with sunny spells after a chilly start. Dull, damp and mild to the south with occasional drizzle. Brighter across southern parts on Thursday with sunny spells. However, rain and strong winds are likely to extend into northwestern areas, before reaching central parts by the end of the day. A north-south split looks most likely to predominate thereafter with the most frequent bouts of wind and rain likely in the north and northwest, with the best of the drier weather in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, although feeling cold in strong winds and rain.

UK Outlook for Saturday 8 Nov 2014 to Saturday 22 Nov 2014:

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

Issued at: 0500 on Fri 24 Oct 2014

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