Brighton Weather Forecast

Brighton weather including a 5 day forecast for temperature, wind speed, UV and weather warnings for today's weather. Alternatively mapped forecasts are available for temperature, rainfall, pressure and cloud.

Brighton and Hove

Brighton has formed a conurbation with Hove and is located on the English Channel, about 50 miles south of London, between the South Downs (National Park) and the Sea. The South Downs runs along a line of hills from the Dover coast (the seven sisters chalk cliffs) westward.

The town was recorded in the Domesday book (1086) as Bristelmestune and featured a rental value for the whole town of 4,000 herring.

In June 1514, during one of the many wars between England and France, Brighton was burnt to the ground by French raiders, with only part of a church and the street pattern of the area now known as "The Lanes" surviving.

Brighton grew rapidly after the arrival of the railway in 1841 due to its proximity to London and thus its relatively affordability and short travel time. It became one the first railway tourist destinations in the UK.

Brighton is also the destination for the longest running motoring event in the world, the annual 'London to Brighton Run', an event for vehicles built before 1905. This has been supplemented by others since for newer but still old vehicles of all shapes, sizes and types.

In 1997, Brighton and Hove were granted the status of a city by the Queen as part of the Millenium celebrations in 2000.

Climate

The climate of Brighton, like that of the rest of Britain, is relatively mild and being on the coast makes it subject to wider temperature variations than more inland areas.

The city can be subjected to wave and tidal surges as in December 2013 but suffers less from the related flooding and erosion impacts seen elsewhere.

Other weather related information

The December 2013 tidal storm surge reached Brighton, but wreaked less havoc than settlements further north.

Recent winters of 2008/9 and 2009/10 saw unusually large volumes of snow fall.

Heavy rain causes smaller localised flooding, but the area is not one that suffers too much from this problem.

Change location

To change from Brighton weather forecast, enter a location (this could be a village, town or city) or a postcode into the "Find a weather forecast" box and select the appropriate location from the list provided. You can also search for world forecast locations by entering a location or world post/zip code. To save a location as one of your favourites click on the star next to the location name. You can save up to five locations as favourites. Favourite locations can be found in the drop down list under the "Find a weather forecast" box.

For web browsers that have geolocation capabilities, you can also use the 'find my location' button to automatically find your location. Find out more in the UK forecast guide.

You can move between the weather forecast, nearest observation site and climate for the location by clicking on the arrow next to the forecast location name and selecting either forecast, observations or climate.

Map view

The map view allows you to view both location and mapped forecasts for the UK.

To display your chosen forecast, select one of the options from the map menu on the right. A key to the forecast layer is provided below the timeline.

You can pan and zoom around the map using the controls in the top left of the map or by using your mouse to click and drag the map and the mouse wheel to zoom in and out. Zooming in on a location will display additional location forecasts in that area.

Click on the time selector to view the forecast for a particular time or use the play button to animate the forecast.

Five day table

The five day forecast table provides a detailed view of the weather for the days ahead at Brighton.

Our Air Quality Index is currently in Beta. It is a daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Timeline

The Timeline provides an alternative graphical representation of the five day forecast for a location. Forecasts for around 5000 UK locations can be viewed in this way. For each location we provide three-hourly forecasts of weather, temperature, wind speed and direction and feels like temperature.

Temperature range

The temperature range forecast is a relatively new way of displaying forecast information. Temperatures will fall within the indicated range roughly 9 times out of 10 with the most likely temperature shown in green. There may be variations between this product and the five day forecast. Five day forecasts of maximum and minimum temperature for around 5000 UK locations can be viewed in this way.

Text forecast

Text forecasts are provided for the each of the nations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland along with six regional forecasts for Scotland and eight regions of England.