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Issued at: 0000 on Fri 19 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

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for Yorkshire & Humber

Dull and cloudy at first. Brightening up later.

This Evening and Tonight:

Extensive low cloud spreading to all parts with hill fog and the odd spot of drizzle at times. However it will again be a very mild night for mid-September. Minimum Temperature 13C.

Friday:

It will start grey and murky again with extensive low cloud. This will slowly lift and break through the day allowing some warm afternoon sunshine in places. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday, a dull and misty start before patchy rain moves south later bringing clearer and fresher conditions. Mainly dry on Sunday and Monday with some sunshine after chilly starts.

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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York Overcast 53.9621 -1.0789
Leeds Overcast 53.8011 -1.547
Hull Overcast 53.7492 -0.3471
Whitby Overcast 54.4862 -0.6117
Sheffield Overcast 53.3809 -1.4686
Darlington Overcast 54.5235 -1.5579
Lincoln Overcast 53.2304 -0.539
Manchester Clear night 53.479 -2.2465
Preston Clear night 53.763 -2.7017
Nottingham Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Kendal Clear night 54.3279 -2.7449
Newcastle Upon Tyne Overcast 54.9781 -1.6162
Stoke-on-Trent Partly cloudy night 53.0024 -2.178
Boston Overcast 52.9786 -0.0249
Carlisle Partly cloudy night 54.8924 -2.9315
Wrexham Partly cloudy night 53.0428 -2.9911
Peterborough Overcast 52.569 -0.2388
Birmingham Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Jedburgh Overcast 55.4777 -2.5534
Dumfries Partly cloudy night 55.0708 -3.6038

Location Details

York

Location: 53.9621, -1.0789

Altitude: 11m above mean sea level

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York information

York is located in the North East of England and is home to around 200,000 people. Its rich and interesting history makes it a popular tourist destination.

York was an important site for both the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons during their occupation of England and, despite damage done after the Norman invasion of 1066, the city continued to prosper. Many of the features of the medieval city remain today. The city walls (known as ‘bars’) which surrounded the city are still standing, as are the ‘Shambles’ - a run of butcher shops which still retain some original features. As the seat of an archbishop and an administration centre for the surrounding county of Yorkshire, the city has been the backdrop to many major political events, playing a key role in both the War of the Roses and the English Civil War. York is reportedly the most haunted city in Europe, and there are plenty of opportunities to go ghost-hunting across the city.

During the 19th and 20th Century George Hudson helped develop the city’s railway network and by 1900 the railway industry was one of the major industries of the area. The other was confectionary; both Rowntree’s and Terry’s of York were founded in the city. Nowadays the city relies mainly on the service industry.

The city is bordered by the Pennines, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds, and is based at the convergence of the rivers Ouse and Foss. Within the city there are 34 conservation areas, 2084 listed buildings and 22 scheduled ancient monuments. The most prominent monument in the city is York Minster, an impressive gothic cathedral. York Racecourse also draws thousands of visitors to the city throughout the summer, with the course regarded as one of the finest in flat racing.

Every September, the city plays host to one of the UK’s biggest food festivals. The York Food and Drink Festival, which aims to celebrate the local food of Yorkshire, takes over the city centre for 10 days every year and brings over 440,000 visitors to the city.

York is the birthplace of many famous and prestigious individuals, including Constantine the Great, Emperor of Rome during the early fourth Century; King Richard III and writer W H Auden. York was also the home of the infamous Guy Fawkes, one of the conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 and the execution site of highwayman Dick Turpin.