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

    Regional forecast for Strathclyde

    Staying cool and unsettled with showers.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Cloudy with outbreaks of rain gradually spreading from the northwest. The rain will become heavy at times especially over Argyll and upland parts of Ayrshire. Freshening southwesterly winds. Minimum Temperature 9C.

    Thursday:

    A cloudy start with some outbreaks of rain, gradually brightening up though with the chance of some heavy locally thundery showers breaking out by afternoon. Light winds and cool. Maximum Temperature 16C.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Sunny spells and scattered showers on Friday. Mostly dry on Saturday, with just the odd light shower. Dry and bright on Sunday.

    Issued at: 1700 on Wed 20 Aug 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Mostly dry and chilly overnight, although rain spreading into Scotland.

    This Evening and Tonight:

    Cloud and outbreaks of rain gradually spreading southeastwards across Scotland reaching Northern Ireland and northern England by the early hours. Mostly dry with clear spells further south, leading to another chilly night.

    Thursday:

    Mainly cloudy and breezy, with showery rain for many, especially in the west. However largely dry and bright in the southeast, with sunny spells. Turning brighter in the north later.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Showers across southern parts Friday, before clearer conditions further north extend south. Mostly dry Saturday, although showers in the east. Sunny start Sunday, although rain arriving from the west later.

    Issued at: 1700 on Wed 20 Aug 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Monday 25 Aug 2014 to Wednesday 3 Sep 2014:

    Cloud and rain will spread eastwards during Monday, although possibly weakening as it does, with some northern and eastern parts perhaps staying dry for a time. Heavier bursts are likely in the west with stronger winds as well. Temperatures will generally be around normal, although it will be cool in the wind and rain. It then stays rather unsettled with scattered showers or longer spells of rain, interspersed with brighter spells. The wettest weather is likely to be in the northwest with stronger winds also likely at times, whilst the best of the drier and brighter interludes will be towards the southeast. It will stay cool in the wind and rain, although temperatures will be around normal and perhaps warmer at times during any drier spells and towards the southeast.

    UK Outlook for Thursday 4 Sep 2014 to Thursday 18 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 Wed 20 Aug 2014

    Location Details

    Glasgow

    Location: 55.8643, -4.2505

    Altitude: 23m above mean sea level

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    Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, is located in the West Central Lowlands on the river Clyde. With a city council population approaching 600,000, and almost double that figure living in the surrounding area, Glasgow is the third most populous city in the United Kingdom.

    The city’s location on the river Clyde made it a key settlement; as the centuries progressed and opportunities opened up, Following the Act of Union in the early 18th century which cemented relations with England, Glasgow developed into an incredibly wealthy city thanks to its status as a seaport town, trading goods all over the world; particularly with the Americas. Further inland development led not only to access to the mines of Lanarkshire, but to the sudden surge in shipbuilding companies — for which Glasgow remains industrially famous to this day.

    The Glasgow postcode area elongates out from the city centre at its southernmost, taking in several county districts to the north and west such as Arrochar, Dumbarton and — at its furthest west — Helensburgh. Access from the city to western Scotland has been improved even further with the recent completion of the M74 motorway extension.

    In 2012, around 95,000 people were drawn to the Merchant City Festival — an annual gathering showcasing the cream of the performing arts crop. Performers at this top-tier arts event are usually selected on the basis of previous appearances at other festivals throughout Glasgow such as the International Comedy Festival and the International Jazz Festival. Merchant City is, in itself, a prime location to suit all comers’ leisure and retail needs. With bars, restaurants and high-end boutiques, it has come to be known as the Cultural Quarter of Glasgow.

    Glasgow has one of the largest concentrations of galleries, cinemas and theatres in the whole of Britain. The Theatre Royal is the base of Scottish Ballet and Scottish Opera, while venues such as King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut and the Carling Academy have hosted some of the top names in music — in fact, King Tut’s is the venue where Oasis were discovered.

    Sports fans need look no further than the city’s great football clubs. Alongside the lesser-known Partick Thistle you’ll find Glasgow Celtic, first British winners of the European Cup, and Glasgow Rangers, seven-time domestic treble winners. Games between the ‘Old Firm’ as they are known are often passionate affairs and are keenly fought.

    Glasgow will also host the 2014 Commonwealth Games, with Hampden Park being converted into an athletics arena as some of the world’s leading athletes go for gold.