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    Forecast Summary

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

    Regional forecast for Yorkshire & Humber

    Dry and bright today, rain later tonight.

    Today:

    After a chilly start, the day will be dry with bright or sunny spells. However it will feel cool in coastal areas as winds freshen from the southeast. Maximum Temperature 18C.

    Tonight:

    After a dry start this evening with some clear spells, thickening cloud will bring outbreaks of rain from the west later in the night. Minimum Temperature 11C.

    Thursday:

    Rain will clear from the west during the morning with some sunny spells developing. However, further showery rain is likely to move east into the area from mid-afternoon. Maximum Temperature 21C.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    Sunny intervals and blustery showers on Friday and Saturday, some heavy and thundery. Some early showers then sunny spells on Sunday, but with further cloud and rain likely by evening.

    Issued at: 0500 on Wed 27 Aug 2014

    UK forecast for the next 5 days

    Dry with sunny spells for many. Rain into southwest later.

    Today:

    After a chilly start, it will be a dry and bright day for most with sunny spells, but cloud will thicken in the southwest as outbreaks of rain and strengthening winds spread slowly northeastwards. Some warm sunshine towards the east.

    Tonight:

    Rain will continue to spread northeastwards overnight, becoming locally heavy at times in the west. Strengthening winds, especially in northwest where near gale. Clearer conditions following to western areas later.

    Thursday:

    Rain continuing northeastwards, followed by a mixture of bright or sunny spells and showers, heavy at times in the west. Windy, with the risk of gales in northwestern exposure.

    Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

    A mix of sunshine and showers or longer spells of rain on Friday and Saturday. Winds easing Saturday. Sunday starting dry, but rain and strong winds returning into northwest later.

    Issued at: 0500 on Wed 27 Aug 2014

    Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

    UK Outlook for Sunday 31 Aug 2014 to Tuesday 9 Sep 2014:

    A dry start for most on Sunday, then increasingly wet and breezy as rain moves eastwards. Low risk of severe gales in the northwest later on Sunday and into Monday. Conditions then remaining on the unsettled side at first next week with further rain, mainly in the north, but brighter conditions and lighter winds likely across the south. By Tuesday though, more settled conditions will gradually spread in from the west. Southern areas are likely to see the best of these drier and brighter conditions with few showers, whilst northwestern areas would see the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather with further outbreaks of rain. Temperatures will generally be near normal at first but gradually increasing to just above average, with the best of the temperatures generally towards the southeast.

    UK Outlook for Wednesday 10 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 24 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 should 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: 0500 on Wed 27 Aug 2014

    Location Details

    York

    Location: 53.9621, -1.0789

    Altitude: 11m above mean sea level

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    York information

    York is located in the North East of England and is home to around 200,000 people. Its rich and interesting history makes it a popular tourist destination.

    York was an important site for both the Romans and the Anglo-Saxons during their occupation of England and, despite damage done after the Norman invasion of 1066, the city continued to prosper. Many of the features of the medieval city remain today. The city walls (known as ‘bars’) which surrounded the city are still standing, as are the ‘Shambles’ - a run of butcher shops which still retain some original features. As the seat of an archbishop and an administration centre for the surrounding county of Yorkshire, the city has been the backdrop to many major political events, playing a key role in both the War of the Roses and the English Civil War. York is reportedly the most haunted city in Europe, and there are plenty of opportunities to go ghost-hunting across the city.

    During the 19th and 20th Century George Hudson helped develop the city’s railway network and by 1900 the railway industry was one of the major industries of the area. The other was confectionary; both Rowntree’s and Terry’s of York were founded in the city. Nowadays the city relies mainly on the service industry.

    The city is bordered by the Pennines, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds, and is based at the convergence of the rivers Ouse and Foss. Within the city there are 34 conservation areas, 2084 listed buildings and 22 scheduled ancient monuments. The most prominent monument in the city is York Minster, an impressive gothic cathedral. York Racecourse also draws thousands of visitors to the city throughout the summer, with the course regarded as one of the finest in flat racing.

    Every September, the city plays host to one of the UK’s biggest food festivals. The York Food and Drink Festival, which aims to celebrate the local food of Yorkshire, takes over the city centre for 10 days every year and brings over 440,000 visitors to the city.

    York is the birthplace of many famous and prestigious individuals, including Constantine the Great, Emperor of Rome during the early fourth Century; King Richard III and writer W H Auden. York was also the home of the infamous Guy Fawkes, one of the conspirators of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 and the execution site of highwayman Dick Turpin.