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Lyneham (nearest observation site to Swindon)

Swindon forecast
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Mon 01 Sep 2014
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Sunrise: 06:20 Sunset: 19:55 Moon phase: First quarter
Tue 02 Sep 2014
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12.5 11.1 11.4 11.1 10.8
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Sunrise: 06:22 Sunset: 19:53 Moon phase: First quarter
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Issued at: 0400 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Extremes

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South West England extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Winchcombe Sudeley Castle 21.8
Lowest maximum temperature Camborne 17.3
Lowest minimum temperature Hurn 7.9
Highest rainfall Chivenor 3.8
Sunniest Camborne 4.5 hours

UK extremes

Parameter Location Value
Highest maximum temperature Usk No.2 22.5
Lowest maximum temperature Resallach 14.4
Lowest minimum temperature Santon Downham 7.2
Highest rainfall Walney Island 20.8
Sunniest Kinloss 7.1

About extremes

Highest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

Lowest maximum temperature - (0900 to 2100 on the date shown)

Lowest minimum temperature - (2100 on the previous day to 0900 on the date shown)

Highest rainfall -(2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

Sunniest - (2100 on the previous day to 2100 on the date shown)

Issued at: 0002 on Tue 02 Sep 2014

Weather Map

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Swindon Overcast 51.5556 -1.7784
Reading Cloudy 51.4523 -0.9724
Banbury Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Hereford Cloudy 52.056 -2.7146
Milton Keynes Mist 52.0382 -0.7555
Yeovil Cloudy 50.9416 -2.632
Cardiff Overcast 51.4812 -3.1778
Birmingham Mist 52.4859 -1.889
London Overcast 51.5081 -0.1248
Cambridge Mist 52.2075 0.124
Newtown (Powys) Clear night 52.5118 -3.3118
Peterborough Partly cloudy night 52.569 -0.2388
Nottingham Cloudy 52.9545 -1.1565
Stoke-on-Trent Cloudy 53.0024 -2.178
Barnstaple Cloudy 51.0777 -4.0571

Location Details

Swindon

Location: 51.5556, -1.7784

Altitude: 131m above mean sea level

Lyneham

Location: 51.5031, -1.9924

Altitude: 145 m above mean sea level

Distance from Swindon: 15.9 km

Swindon information

Swindon, like many British towns, really came to prominence during the Industrial Revolution, thanks to its role in the building of the railways.

This town, located in Wiltshire and with a population of roughly 200,000 people, started life as a small market town that was dramatically affected by the coming of the Industrial Revolution. As with many towns, the canal network that was built across the United Kingdom brought trade to Swindon, along with an increase in population in the early years of the 19th century.

However, in around 1841-42, Swindon became a town of huge importance to the blossoming transport network that Isambard Kingdom Brunel was rolling out across England. The Great Western Railway had a large workshop in Swindon, dedicated to repairing the train engines, and also built houses to accommodate its workers. In the latter half of the century the GWR workers contributed to a health fund that ensured they were prescribed medicine, given proper dental care — or even just told to have a haircut! This small but useful service eventually was used to help define the NHS system in 1948.

Contemporary Swindon owes a lot to these early industrial years of transport and trade boom, and as such boasts a variety of transport-related museums, such as the Railway Village Museum and the Steam Railway Museum. Modern-day Swindon, famed for its location on the ‘M4 corridor’, is also the home of another transport first — the Magic Roundabout, a unique five-part roundabout that has helped control traffic flow effectively in what was once a dangerous area. Swindon also has a lively motorsports scene, with the nearby Foxhill motocross staging Grand Prix events.

The pioneering spirit of Swindon is evident in the array of arts, literature and cultural events that take place regularly throughout the year, including the Swindon Mela, its Festival of Literature, and the Big Arts Day. There are also a number of venues that provide live music all year round and host the town’s yearly music festival, the Swindon Shuffle. This humble British town is also twinned with one of the most famous modern-day tourist attractions in the world — Walt Disney World Florida!