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    Forecast Summary

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

    Regional forecast for Strathclyde

    Cloudy start, with sunny intervals breaking through later today.

    Today:

    A cloudy start to the day, but sunny intervals will break through during the afternoon. These more frequent towards the east, with the islands remain cloudy for most of the day. The moderate southwesterly wind will ease light inland. Maximum Temperature 19C.

    Tonight:

    Dry this evening with some sunny intervals, then staying dry overnight with clear spells. A few mist patches possible in the glens and down the Clyde valley. Minimum Temperature 7C.

    Wednesday:

    Any overnight mist soon clearing then dry with sunny spells. The best of the sunshine will be around Loch Lomond and Inveraray. A warm day with light southerly winds. Maximum Temperature 20C.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Dry with sunny spells on Thursday and light winds. Staying dry with sunny spells on Friday. The fine settled conditions continue on Saturday.

    Issued at: 0500 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Variable amounts of cloud and some sunny spells.

    Today:

    Early mist and fog patches will clear. Otherwise a mainly dry day for many with variable cloud and some warm sunny spells. Cloudier in parts of eastern and southeastern England and also northwestern areas with the odd light shower possible.

    Tonight:

    It will remain mostly dry overnight, with light winds, but further low cloud, mist or fog patches are likely to form in places.

    Wednesday:

    Early mist and fog patches will lift and break, then it will be another mainly fine and dry day with variable amounts of cloud and some warm sunny spells.

    Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

    Remaining largely fine, with variable cloud allowing some warm sunny spells at times. Cloud may occasionally be thick enough for some light rain or drizzle.

    Issued at: 0500 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Saturday 6 Sep 2014 to Monday 15 Sep 2014:

    Many places dry through the weekend, with variable, but often large amounts of cloud and some bright or sunny spells, but there is an increasing risk of rain or showers spreading across southern and southwestern areas, possibly extending to central areas by the end of Sunday. Into next week, still a good deal of dry weather, especially towards the north, but probably becoming more unsettled from the southwest, with heavy rain possible 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 Tuesday 16 Sep 2014 to Tuesday 30 Sep 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 Tue 02 Sep 2014

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    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.