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

    Regional forecast for South West England

    Cold night. Outbreaks of rain spreading in through Sunday.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    A dry evening with some late sunshine. Temperatures falling sharply under the influence of clearing skies and light winds, leading to a grass frost in prone rural spots overnight. Cloud is likely to spread into western areas by dawn. Minimum Temperature 2C.


    After a bright, chilly start, cloud will increase from the southwest. Whilst some places will stay dry, rain will reach western parts by late afternoon, extending to most parts later. Maximum Temperature 18C.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Persistent, often heavy, rain followed by showers on Bank Holiday Monday. Windy. A wet start, then turning drier, brighter on Tuesday, and continuing into Wednesday. However, further rain possible later.

    Issued at: 1700 on Sat 23 Aug 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Showers easing away leading to an unseasonably cold night.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Showers in the north and east will fade away and become confined to windward coasts this evening. Temperatures will fall sharply under clearing skies and light winds with a grass frost likely by dawn in some rural locations.


    After a cold start, largely fine for many with the best of the sunshine across northern and eastern parts. Thickening cloud brings rain to Northern Ireland and southwest Britain later.

    Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

    Wet and breezy for many on Monday, although Scotland remaining dry. Rain clearing southern parts on Tuesday with brighter conditions following and continuing into Wednesday. Rain into western areas later.

    Issued at: 1700 on Sat 23 Aug 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Thursday 28 Aug 2014 to Saturday 6 Sep 2014:

    Rather unsettled across much of the UK on Thursday, Friday and into the weekend with outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, interspersed with brighter and drier interludes. It will be windy at times in the northwest. However, conditions may become drier and brighter across southern parts through Friday, into the weekend and perhaps into the start of the new week. A northwest to southeast split is the most likely scenario through the rest of the period with the wettest weather likely to be in the northwest, where it will be windy at times, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast and possibly becoming lengthier with time. Temperatures will be near normal, but warm at times during the sunnier periods and towards the southeast.

    UK Outlook for Sunday 7 Sep 2014 to Sunday 21 Sep 2014:

    Current signals continue to suggest a broadly changeable spell of weather. As such, most regions can expect to see spells of fine weather, with some warm sunshine at times. However, these spells will then be interspersed with more unsettled conditions bringing showery outbreaks and perhaps more prolonged spells of rain. Northern and western parts are then likely to see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather, whilst southern and eastern parts are likely to see the most frequent and prolonged fine and dry spells. Daytime temperatures, meanwhile, are likely to be warm during the fine spells and near or below average during unsettled weather.

    Issued at: 1700 on Sat 23 Aug 2014

    Location Details


    Location: 50.7179, -3.5327

    Altitude: 7m above mean sea level

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    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.