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    Forecast Summary

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

    Regional forecast for South West England

    Mostly fine and very warm. Some showers possible in west.

    Today:

    A mostly dry and fine day once again, with plenty of sunshine. Scattered showers are likely, mainly across parts of Cornwall, and could turn heavy and thundery at times. It will be very warm or locally hot. Maximum Temperature 28C.

    Tonight:

    Any fair weather cloud will soon clear to leave a fine evening with plenty of late, warm sunshine. It will be dry overnight, with mostly clear skies. Minimum Temperature 16C.

    Friday:

    A fine, dry and warm day is expected with just a little cloud developing in places during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 27C.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    The weekend will continue to bring plenty of dry and fine weather, although it will turn breezier on Sunday. A few spots of rain are possible Monday. Becoming less warm.

    Issued at: 0500 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Largely fine and very warm. Staying misty along eastern coasts.

    Today:

    Another dry, fine and very warm day for most. Early cloud and mist in the northeast will soon become confined to coastal parts. A few heavy, thundery showers are likely across the far southwest and possibly the northwest Highlands.

    Tonight:

    Any heavy showers will soon die away, leaving a dry evening with late, warm sunshine. Mostly clear and dry overnight, although mist and low cloud will return to northeastern parts.

    Friday:

    Mostly fine, warm and dry, but isolated heavy showers could develop. Low cloud again affecting eastern parts, especially coasts.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Cloudier with showery rain affecting the north and west on Saturday. Mostly fine and dry further south. Showery rain moving southeastwards Sunday and Monday, then brighter conditions following. Less warm.

    Issued at: 0500 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Monday 28 Jul 2014 to Wednesday 6 Aug 2014:

    Largely fine and dry weather is expected across most parts of the UK initially, although there is a low risk of heavy thundery showers affecting the southeast, while in the north an area of rain is expected to move eastwards through Monday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, and perhaps locally hot in places, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely, mainly over southern areas, but occasional rain and brisk winds often affecting northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north extending further towards the south.

    UK Outlook for Thursday 7 Aug 2014 to Thursday 21 Aug 2014:

    The recent generally settled conditions over southern areas are expected to persist into the first part of this period. Towards the north, rather more unsettled, with more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain likely. Temperatures should remain above average for southeastern parts initially, but later in the period, a change towards more unsettled conditions overall is looking likely with a higher risk of rain or showers, although there will also be some drier, brighter interludes.

    Issued at: 0500 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

    Location Details

    Exeter

    Location: 50.7179, -3.5327

    Altitude: 7m above mean sea level

    Exeter information

    The city of Exeter is located in south-west England in the county of Devon. Settled on the river Exe, it has a population of approximately 120,000 and acts as Devon County Council’s administrative centre with excellent national and international transport links.

    The city’s motto, semper fidelis (‘always loyal’) is said to have been adopted in the late 16th century when Queen Elizabeth I gave thanks to its citizens for putting up a monetary gift with which the English built ships to defeat the Spanish Armada. Before the Industrial Revolution gave rise to the rapid growth of other cities, Exeter was vital to the country’s trade, with its fertile land and accessible waterways allowing for a huge industry at the time. Exeter is now better known for its reputation in the service sector, with a 2001 study naming the city as one of the most profitable locations in the UK from which to start a business.

    Given its healthy transport links to other regions of England, supported by Exeter airport serving a variety of British and European destinations, it’s no surprise that Exeter also enjoys a thriving tourist trade. Along with its proximity to the rural treasures on Devon and Cornwall, Exeter is well-known for its status as a Fairtrade Town, having pledged to promote its lifestyle and products. Along with the great retail facilities, all of the above is what makes Exeter an ideal base for holidaymakers from which to explore their surroundings.

    The Exeter Rowing Regatta is a very popular event during the summer and supporters from all over the south-west come to Exeter Quay to see the finest boat racers in competition. Located close to seaside restaurants and an outdoor market, it’s an ideal way to spend a summer’s day — the quayside also has many souvenir shops and even the odd antique dealer.

    If you’re interested in seeing the sights of Exeter’s landmarks then a Red Coat Guided Tour is highly recommended. This approximately 90-minute walking tour will show off all the unique features of Exeter’s history as well as providing tourists with spoken histories of events gone by. It’s a great way to spend time in the town.

    Visitors are also attracted to Exeter Racecourse, which plays host to some of Britain’s finest thoroughbreds, as well as St James Park, the home of Exeter FC.