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

    Regional forecast for Wales

    Low cloud breaking to reveal some sunny spells.

    Today:

    Early low cloud, and any mist patches will lift and break up through the morning to leave another mainly dry day with light winds, variable amounts of cloud and some warm sunny spells. Maximum Temperature 23C.

    Tonight:

    It will be a fine end to the day with some evening sunshine. It will remain dry overnight, although there is again a risk of mist or fog patches forming. Minimum Temperature 10C.

    Thursday:

    It will be another fine and dry day, with early cloud breaking to allow warm sunny spells to develop for many, with the best of the sunshine in the west. Maximum Temperature 23C.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Remaining largely fine, with variable cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some rain at times through the weekend.

    Issued at: 0500 on Wed 03 Sep 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Settled conditions persisting, bringing variable cloud and sunny spells.

    Today:

    Any early mist and fog patches will lift during the morning. Otherwise, it will be a mainly fine day with variable amounts of cloud and some warm sunny spells, with just the odd light shower possible in the east.

    Tonight:

    It will remain mainly dry overnight with light winds and some clear spells. However, there is a risk once again of mist and fog patches forming in places.

    Thursday:

    Early mist and fog patches will lift, then a mainly dry day with light winds and some sunny spells. Increasingly cloudy over northwest Scotland though, perhaps with some rain later.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Patchy rain over northern parts Friday, otherwise largely fine, with variable cloud allowing some sunny spells. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some patchy rain elsewhere during the weekend.

    Issued at: 0500 on Wed 03 Sep 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Sunday 7 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 16 Sep 2014:

    Variable, in places large, amounts of cloud and some sunny spells on Sunday. The cloud may be thick enough for the odd drizzly shower. However, cloud and outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, may affect southwestern parts at times. Into next week, still a good deal of dry and bright weather, especially towards the north and northwest, but probably becoming more unsettled across southern areas with outbreaks of rain developing, heavy at times. Light winds at first, but becoming breezy from the southwest. Temperatures generally near or a little above average. Into the latter part of next week and beyond, the most likely scenario is for the unsettled conditions to migrate towards the northwest of the UK, with the best of the drier and warmer conditions towards the southeast.

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 17 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 1 Oct 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 Wed 03 Sep 2014

    Location Details

    Swansea

    Location: 51.621, -3.9424

    Altitude: 10m above mean sea level

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    Swansea information

    Situated in the historic county of Glamorgan on the South Wales coast, Swansea is the second most populated area in Wales, after Cardiff.

    During the 19th Century, Swansea was a key centre of the copper industry and aptly was nicknamed ‘Copperopolis’ and thanks to its trading links with the West Country, Cornwall and Devon, it became the ideal site for copper smelting.

    The Gower Peninsula, near Swansea, was Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It boasts a dozen orchid species, varied birdlife, and rare invertebrates such as the Dotted Bee Fly and The Bloody Nosed Beetle.

    The arts are an important part of life in Swansea and the city is home to a number of performing art centres, including The Royal Institute of South Wales and The Literary and Philosophical Society. The Grand Theatre, which celebrated is centenary in 1997, was opened in 1897 by operatic star of the time Adelina Patti and now welcomes ballets and operas from around the world.

    The international ‘BeyondTv Film Festival’ has been held in Swansea since 2000 and in 2009, Swansea Council launched Wales’ only week long St David’s Week festival in venues throughout the city.

    When it comes to language, Swansea really hold tight to traditions with 47% speaking Welsh as their first language compared to only 20% as the Welsh average.

    Sport is also important in Swansea, with the Liberty Stadium hosting Swansea City — Wales’ first Premier League team, and Ospreys rugby union team.

    One of Wales’ most famous delicacies also originates in Swansea and the dish of cockles and laverbread continues to be sourced from the Loughor Estury today.

    Swansea University has a campus in Singleton Park, overlooking the beautiful Swansea Bay, and is regarded as one of the leading engineering centres of excellence in the world. It is particularly renowned for its work on computational techniques that go on to solve engineering design problems.

    Famous faces from the city include the Oscar nominated Catherine Zeta Jones, talk show panellist Ian Hislop, and of course the world famous poet Dylan Thomas famed for his poem ‘do not go gentle into that good night’.