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    Forecast Summary

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

    Regional forecast for South West England

    Mostly fine to start, but cloudier with showery rain later.

    Today:

    Many places dry to start, but becoming increasingly cloudy and breezy into the afternoon, with showers arriving and merging into more persistent rain. The driest and brightest conditions will be in sheltered southern and eastern parts. Maximum Temperature 19C.

    Tonight:

    Rather cloudy with patchy rain continuing at first, and gradually moving southwards. Becoming dry everywhere by dawn, with clear spells. Winds will ease too. Minimum Temperature 13C.

    Saturday:

    A generally fine, dry day with variable cloud and sunny intervals. It should feel quite warm away from breezier coasts, with some prolonged spells of sunshine to end the day. Maximum Temperature 20C.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Largely dry on Sunday with sunny spells, although increasingly breezy. Cloudier overnight with patchy rain by midday, then rather cloudy later on Monday and into Tuesday. Brighter and warmer later.

    Issued at: 0500 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Blustery showers for many. Driest and brightest in the southeast.

    Today:

    Windy in places with showers or more prolonged rain in the north and west, locally heavy. Breezy elsewhere with isolated showers, but the best of the dry and bright weather towards the southeast, with some warm sunny spells.

    Tonight:

    Further showers and some prolonged spells of rain with hill fog in the north and west, and gradually spreading to southeastern parts later. Clear spells will develop in-between. Remaining breezy.

    Saturday:

    Outbreaks of rain clearing the far south at first, then dry with sunny periods. Elsewhere, isolated blustery showers, heavy at times across Scotland, easing later with bright or sunny spells.

    Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

    Mainly fine on Sunday, but rain and strong winds spreading into northwest. Rain turning patchy as it pushes southeastwards Monday, stalling across the far south into Tuesday. Brighter further north.

    Issued at: 0500 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Tuesday 2 Sep 2014 to Thursday 11 Sep 2014:

    Dry for many on Tuesday and Wednesday with sunny spells. However, thicker cloud across northern parts may bring some showery outbreaks of light rain here. The settled conditions will likely extend north from Thursday and into the weekend with sunny periods and light winds. However, the far northwest may see some patchy light rain and drizzle at times. Temperatures are likely to be above average, particularly across southern parts where it could be very warm. Into the following week, the settled conditions may give way to a return of more changeable conditions, with northern and western areas most prone to see some rain at times, whilst southeastern areas are likely to remain mostly dry. Temperatures will be close to average in the northwest, but remain above in the southeast.

    UK Outlook for Friday 12 Sep 2014 to Friday 26 Sep 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: 0500 on Fri 29 Aug 2014

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    Plymouth

    Location: 50.3713, -4.1348

    Altitude: 15m above mean sea level

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    The city of Plymouth is one that has certainly earned its place in history and its role in the development of the modern Western world is not to be underestimated.

    Plymouth has always been a hub of seafaring activity, from the days of the Roman Empire and its role as a trading post to the contemporary city, home to the biggest operational navy base in Western Europe. Plymouth was also the starting point for a ship bound for the New World in 1620 containing a number of people who would later be known as the Pilgrim Fathers. They settled in what is now known as America and their voyage is commemorated with the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth.

    Plymouth suffered from widespread destruction during the Second World War, with the entire city centre being rebuilt in the post-war years. This suffering during the war, along with Plymouth’s key role in previous naval attacks, means that the city has around twenty war memorials remembering those who had passed away during the battles and significant victories of the town.

    Thanks to the long history of the city, the city is home to a number of historic landmarks, such as the Royal Citadel (built in 1666). This includes the original, earliest port of Plymouth, then called Sutton, which has an astonishing 100 listed buildings. For modern tastes, the National Marine Aquarium and Plymouth Hoe are excellent places to visit and even those are imbued with a sense of history - it’s thought that Plymouth Hoe is where Sir Francis Drake played his infamous game of bowls before embarking on his voyage to defeat the Spanish Armada.

    Plymouth’s role as a bustling seaport has meant that a tradition of theatre, entertainment and enjoyment has grown up around Union Street, which plays host to pubs, clubs and bars until the very early hours. Combined with the ninth largest university population in the UK, Plymouth certainly has a vibrant nightlife! Sports and arts aren’t forgotten, either, with the council-run Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and a host of watersports such as the historic Port of Plymouth Regatta.