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1UpTravel - Weather Forecast & Weather Reports of Cities Country-wise. - Weather Forecast for Cities of United Kingdom

Weather Forecast & Reports for Cities of United Kingdom

 Belfast / Aldergrove Airport, United Kingdom
 Belfast / Harbour, United Kingdom
 Eglinton / Londonderr, United Kingdom
 Birmingham / Airport, United Kingdom
 Coventry Airport, United Kingdom
 Staverton Private, United Kingdom
 Manchester Airport, United Kingdom
 Plymouth, United Kingdom
 Chivenor, United Kingdom
 Saint Mawgan, United Kingdom
 Kemble Royal Air Force Base, United Kingdom
 Lyneham, United Kingdom
 Boscombe Down, United Kingdom
 Portland / Rnas, United Kingdom
 Culdrose, United Kingdom
 St Athan Royal Air Force Base, United Kingdom
 Yeovilton, United Kingdom
 Cardiff-Wales Airport, United Kingdom
 Swansea, United Kingdom
 Bristol / Lulsgate, United Kingdom
 Liverpool Airport, United Kingdom
 Luton Airport, United Kingdom
 Plymouth / Roborough, United Kingdom
 Scilly, Saint Mary'S, United Kingdom
 Bournemouth Airport, United Kingdom
 Southampton / Weather Centre, United Kingdom
 Alderney / Channel Island, United Kingdom
 Guernsey Airport, United Kingdom
 Jersey Airport, United Kingdom
 Shoreham Airport, United Kingdom
 Biggin Hill, United Kingdom
 London / Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom
 London City Airport, United Kingdom
 Farnborough, United Kingdom
 London / Heathrow Airport, United Kingdom
 Southend-On-Sea, United Kingdom
 Lydd Airport, United Kingdom
 Manston, South East, United Kingdom
 Carlisle, United Kingdom
 Blackpool Airport, United Kingdom
 Humberside, United Kingdom
 Walney Island, United Kingdom
 Leeds And Bradford, United Kingdom
 Hawarden, United Kingdom
 Isle Of Man / Ronaldsway Airport, United Kingdom
 Newcastle, United Kingdom
 Tees-Side, United Kingdom
 East Midlands, United Kingdom
 Llanbedr, United Kingdom
 Spadeadam, United Kingdom
 Pembrey Sands, United Kingdom
 Shawbury, United Kingdom
 Valley, United Kingdom
 West Freugh, United Kingdom
 Kirkwall Airport, United Kingdom
 Sumburgh Cape, United Kingdom
 Wick, United Kingdom
 Aberdeen / Dyce, United Kingdom
 Inverness / Dalcross, United Kingdom
 Glasgow Airport, United Kingdom
 Edinburgh Airport, United Kingdom
 Prestwick Airport, United Kingdom
 Benbecula, United Kingdom
 Scatsa / Shetland Island, United Kingdom
 Dundee / Riverside, United Kingdom
 Stornoway, United Kingdom
 Perth / Scone, United Kingdom
 Tiree, United Kingdom
 Unst Island, United Kingdom
 Tain Range, United Kingdom
 Machrihanish, United Kingdom
 Kinloss, United Kingdom
 Leuchars, United Kingdom
 Boulmer, United Kingdom
 Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
 London Weather Centre, United Kingdom
 Bracknell / Beaufort Park, United Kingdom
 Cambridge, United Kingdom
 Norwich Weather Centre, United Kingdom
 Stansted Airport, United Kingdom
 Yorkshire and Humberside, Sheffield City, United Kingdom
 Cranfield, United Kingdom
 Exeter Airport, United Kingdom
 Filton Private, United Kingdom
 Hatfeild Private, United Kingdom
 Upper Heyford Royal Air Force Base, United Kingdom
 Benson, United Kingdom
 Aberporth, United Kingdom
 Farnborough Military, United Kingdom
 Lakenheath Royal Air Force Base, United Kingdom
 Manston, United Kingdom
 Mildenhall Royal Air Force Base, United Kingdom
 Sculthorpe Af Met, United Kingdom
 Wattisham, United Kingdom
 Wyton Royal Air Force Base, United Kingdom
 Fairford Royal Air Force Base, United Kingdom
 Woodbridge Royal Air Force Base, United Kingdom
 Greenham Common Royal Air Force Base, United Kingdom
 Bentwaters Royal Air Force Base, United Kingdom
 Brize Norton, United Kingdom
 Odiham, United Kingdom
 Middle Wallop, United Kingdom
 Cosford Royal Air Force Base, United Kingdom
 Northolt, United Kingdom
 Alconbury Royal Air Force Base, United Kingdom
 Coningsby Royal Air Force Base, United Kingdom
 Disforth, United Kingdom
 Leeming, United Kingdom
 Cowden, United Kingdom
 Church Fenton, United Kingdom
 Honington Royal Air Force Base, United Kingdom
 Cottesmore, United Kingdom
 Newton, United Kingdom
 Wittering, United Kingdom
 Linton-On-Ouse, United Kingdom
 Leconfield, United Kingdom
 Waddington, United Kingdom
 Topcliffe Royal Air Force Base, United Kingdom
 Coltishall, United Kingdom
 Cranwell, United Kingdom
 Barkston Heath Royal Air Force Base, United Kingdom
 Holbeach, United Kingdom
 Marham, United Kingdom

Location: Western Europe, islands including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, northwest of France

Geographic coordinates: 54 00 N, 2 00 W

Map references: Europe

Area:
total: 244,820 sq km
land: 241,590 sq km
water: 3,230 sq km
note: includes Rockall and Shetland Islands

Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Oregon

Land boundaries:
total: 360 km
border countries: Ireland 360 km

Coastline: 12,429 km

Maritime claims:
continental shelf: as defined in continental shelf orders or in accordance with agreed upon boundaries
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
territorial sea: 12 nm

Climate: temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast

Terrain: mostly rugged hills and low mountains; level to rolling plains in east and southeast

Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Fenland -4 m
highest point: Ben Nevis 1,343 m

Natural resources: coal, petroleum, natural gas, tin, limestone, iron ore, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, lead, silica, arable land

Land use:
arable land: 25%
permanent crops: 0%
permanent pastures: 46%
forests and woodland: 10%
other: 19% (1993 est.)

Irrigated land: 1,080 sq km (1993 est.)

Natural hazards: NA

Environment - current issues: sulfur dioxide emissions from power plants contribute to air pollution; some rivers polluted by agricultural wastes; and coastal waters polluted because of large-scale disposal of sewage at sea

Environment - international agreements:
party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Sulphur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol

Geography - note: lies near vital North Atlantic sea lanes; only 35 km from France and now linked by tunnel under the English Channel; because of heavily indented coastline, no location is more than 125 km from tidal waters


Geography

The UK is an island nation, separated from continental Europe by the English Channel, from Scandinavia by the North Sea, and from neighboring Ireland (including the territory of Northern Ireland) by the Irish Sea. The largest island, Great Britain, is a little more than 900 kilometers (about 600 miles) from north to south, and encompasses England, Scotland, and Wales.

Extensive groups of smaller islands lie off Scotland's north and west coasts, including the rocky and remote Shetlands, Orkneys, and Western Isles. The Isle of Man in the Irish Sea, and the Channel Islands in the English Channel, are semi-autonomous dependencies, while the Isle of Wight, off the southern coast, enjoys the status of a county.


Climate

The Atlantic Ocean has a significant effect on Britain's climate. Although the British Isles are as far north in latitude as Labrador in Canada, they have a mild climate throughout the year. This is due to the Gulf Stream, a current of warm water that flows up from the Caribbean past Britain.

Prevailing southwesterly winds moving across this warmer water bring moisture and moderating temperatures to the British Isles. The surrounding waters are moderate with temperatures all year-round, making the UK warmer in winter and cooler in summer than other areas at the same latitude.

Great Britain's western coast tends to be warmer than the eastern coast, and the southern regions tend to be warmer than the northern regions. The annual temperature in the far north of Scotland is 6 C (43 F), and warmer in the southwestern England about 11 C(52 F).

In general, temperatures are ordinarily around 15 C (60 F) in the summer and around 5 C (40 F) in the winter. Temperatures rarely ever exceed 32 C (90 F) or drop below -10 C (14 F) anywhere in the British Isles. In general,when the temperature dips below 0 C (32 F),frost are rare.

Winds blowing off the Atlantic Ocean bring clouds and large amounts of moisture to the British Isles. Average annual precipitation is more than 1000 mm (40 in), varying from the extremes of 5000 mm (196 in) in the western Highlands of Scotland to less than 500 mm (20 in) in the driest parts of East Anglia in England.

The western part of Britain receives much more moisture than the eastern areas. It rains year-round, and in the winter the rain may change to snow, particularly in the north. It snows infrequently in the south, and when it does it is likely to be wet, slushy, and short-lived. Southern Britain has experienced episodes of drought in recent years, although historically these are rare occurrences. Some regard these episodes as indicators of global climatic changes.


Background:

Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the nineteenth century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. The British Empire covered approximately one-fourth of the earth's surface at its zenith. In the first half of the twentieth century its strength was seriously depleted by two world wars.

Since the end of World War II, the British Empire has been dismantled, and Britain has rebuilt itself into a prosperous, modern European nation with significant international political, cultural, and economic influence. As the twentieth century draws to a close, Britain is debating the degree of its integration with continental Europe.

While a member of the EU, for the time being it is staying out of the euro system introduced in January 1999. Constitutional reform, including the House of Lords and the devolution of power to Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, is an ongoing issue in Great Britain.


United Kingdom is an island country in northwestern Europe. More than 70 countries are larger in size, and the United Kingdom has only about 1 per cent of the world's people. It has few natural resources.

Yet for hundreds of years, the United Kingdom has been one of the world's most important countries. The British started the Industrial Revolution. They founded the largest empire in history. They have produced some of the world's greatest scientists, explorers, artists, and political leaders.

The United Kingdom is really four countries united under one government. These countries are England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

The nation's official name is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Most people call the country the United Kingdom, the UK, Great Britain, or simply Britain. London is the capital and largest city.



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