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

    Regional forecast for South West England

    Dry and fine with spells of sunshine


    A dry and fine day with some decent spells of sunshine and light winds. Becoming a little cloudier and hazier in places into the afternoon but still feeling warm, especially further east. Maximum Temperature 22 °C.


    A generally dry and settled night with light winds, but becoming cloudier, with rain arriving from the north-west towards dawn. Minimum Temperature 13 °C.


    A damp start to Friday, with rain spreading eastwards through the region, occasionally heavy over hills. Becoming drier during the afternoon with brighter conditions developing from the west later. Maximum Temperature 20 °C.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    After a fine start, becoming wet and windy on Saturday before clearing to sunshine and showers on Sunday. Then cloudy on Monday with perhaps some further rain at times.

    Updated at: 0432 on Thu 1 Sep 2016

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Cloudy with rain in the north. Dry and fine elsewhere


    Generally dry and fine for most of England and Wales with good spells of sunshine. However, cloudier and windier conditions further north, with a band of rain affecting Northern Ireland and Scotland, and northern England later in the afternoon.


    The rain band will sink southwards into northern England and Wales, leaving isolated showers for Scotland. The majority of southern England will stay dry till dawn.


    Cloud and rain will continue to move slowly south-eastwards across England and Wales, perhaps becoming heavy at times in England. Meanwhile, sunshine and showers will affect Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

    Many places starting fine on Saturday, but with wind and rain arriving from the west. Sunshine and showers likely on Sunday before further spells of rain for many on Monday.

    Updated at: 0426 on Thu 1 Sep 2016

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Monday 5 Sep 2016 to Wednesday 14 Sep 2016:

    An unsettled start to the week across most parts, with outbreaks of rain at times, heaviest in the northwest where gales are possible. Towards the middle of the week southern parts will probably see a more settled spell develop, with plenty of dry, fine and warm weather. There is a reasonable chance that this fine weather will spread to all parts later in the week. Thereafter a northwest/southeast split is expected. Northwestern parts will likely see showers or outbreaks of rain interspersed by dry and bright interludes, whilst the southeast will be predominately dry and fine, with only brief wetter spells. Temperatures should be near or a little above normal in the northwest, but in the southeast they will be generally above normal, with some very warm spells possible.

    Updated at: 1201 on Wed 31 Aug 2016

    UK Outlook for Thursday 15 Sep 2016 to Thursday 29 Sep 2016:

    Confidence remains low in the forecast for this period, however the most probable scenario is for the northwest/southeast split to continue at first. This will bring showers or outbreaks of rain to northwestern parts, interspersed by drier and brighter interludes, whilst the southeast continues to see mainly dry and fine conditions. A trend towards more widespread drier, settled conditions looks possible for the second half of September, with perhaps eastern and northeastern parts seeing the best of this. Temperatures are likely to average out above normal, with some warm spells likely across all parts at times, but especially in the south.

    Updated at: 1201 on Wed 31 Aug 2016

    Location Details

    Sturminster Newton

    Location: 50.9247, -2.3033

    Altitude: 60.0 m above mean sea level

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