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Issued at: 0900 on Fri 27 Feb 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry with sunny spells today, rain later tonight.

Today:

After a frosty start, the day will be dry with some good sunny spells this morning, but it will become cloudier at times by the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 9C.

Tonight:

Dry and chilly early in the night, but cloud will thicken with occasional rain gradually spreading from the west after midnight. Minimum Temperature 3C.

Saturday:

Rain clearing from the west by Saturday afternoon to give some bright or sunny intervals, but with more general rain and windy conditions spreading from the west towards evening. Maximum Temperature 11C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Windy with gales in places on Sunday, and with sunny intervals and scattered wintry showers. Some more general rain possible on Monday, Tuesday cold and windy with further wintry showers.

Updated at: 0303 on Fri 27 Feb 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Fine and sunny, before rain arrives from the west later.

Today:

Generally fine with plenty of sunshine, especially in the east. Showers across the north will also ease during the afternoon. However further cloud, rain and strengthening winds will spread eastwards across Northern Ireland, reaching other western parts by dusk.

Tonight:

Cold and clear in the east at first. However cloud and outbreaks of rain across western parts will soon spread eastwards. Windy in the north and west

Saturday:

Rather cloudy at first, with outbreaks of rain, whilst blustery showers and strong winds continue across the northwest. Strong winds and heavy rain spreading into western parts during the afternoon.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Very windy with further rain at first on Sunday, clearing to sunshine and blustery showers, these increasingly wintry. Remaining cold, with brisk winds, and further wintry showers Monday and Tuesday.

Updated at: 0301 on Fri 27 Feb 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 3 Mar 2015 to Thursday 12 Mar 2015:

Conditions will be generally unsettled through the start of March with spells of cold, showery conditions interspersed with milder wetter periods. Northwestern parts will see the most frequent rainfall, and perhaps some further snowfall at times. It will also often be windy with gales, occasionally severe, across northwestern coasts and hills. Between these unsettled spells, drier and sunnier periods are likely, most prolonged across southern parts. There is an increasing signal that more prolonged settled conditions are likely to become established into the second week of March, with high pressure developing across much of the UK. The temperatures will vary with the passage of the weather systems, but will generally be near, or just below, normal for the time of year.

UK Outlook for Friday 13 Mar 2015 to Friday 27 Mar 2015:

There remains an increasing signal for higher pressure to develop at times across much of the UK. This would bring generally more settled conditions with many places dry and often sunny. Temperatures are rather uncertain, but maybe below average at times and cold overnight. This will lead to a risk of overnight frost, along with some local mist or fog patches, although these should quickly clear beneath the early spring sunshine. Whilst some cloudier conditions, along with spells of rain and showers are possible at times, the risk of any prolonged wet and windy conditions will be fairly low.

Updated at: 1100 on Thu 26 Feb 2015

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Weather forecast map for Southampton

Southampton Southampton – Sunny day 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Reading – Sunny day 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Sunny day 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Yeovil – Sunny day 50.9416 -2.632
Brighton Brighton – Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
London London – Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248
Banbury Banbury – Sunny day 52.0625 -1.3383
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Sunny day 52.0382 -0.7555
Cardiff Cardiff – Sunny day 51.4812 -3.1778
Rochester Rochester – Sunny day 51.3875 0.5084
Exeter Exeter – Sunny day 50.7179 -3.5327
Hereford Hereford – Sunny day 52.056 -2.7146
Birmingham Birmingham – Sunny day 52.4859 -1.889
Cambridge Cambridge – Sunny day 52.2075 0.124
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Sunny day 51.0777 -4.0571
Dover Dover – Sunny day 51.1259 1.3179
Swansea Swansea – Sunny day 51.621 -3.9424
Jersey Jersey – Sunny day 49.2079 -2.1955
Peterborough Peterborough – Sunny day 52.569 -0.2388
Plymouth Plymouth – Sunny intervals 50.3713 -4.1348

Location Details

Southampton

Location: 50.9093, -1.403

Altitude: 16m above mean sea level

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Southampton information

Southampton has long been established as one of the UK's foremost ports. Whilst today's docks may be best known for departing cruise liners, the city has played a major part in maritime history. Southampton was the city that first saw the departure of the Mayflower in 1620 and, in 1912, Southampton was the starting point for the RMS Titanic on its maiden voyage.

The Southampton boat show is also held annually in the city and is a key event in the maritime calendar.

The city has a proud sporting culture, with Southampton Football Club playing at the St Mary's Stadium. The Rose Bowl, home to Hampshire Cricket Club, also hosts regular international cricket.

Generally Southampton has mild winters. The average minimum temperature only falls as low as 2.6 °C in February; which is the coldest month of the year. This is mainly as a result of its close proximity to the sea. Likewise February also has the maximum number of air frost days, though notably lower than the UK average. The highest number of days with rainfall more than 1mm are in January - and winter has more than any other season. Despite this, rainfall accumulation is higher in autumn.

Temperatures can be mild from March onwards, with long term highs of 11 °C. By May, this figure rises to 17 °C. Costal locations can be affected by sea breezes, which result in lower maximum temperatures than further inland. Sunshine hours increases significantly in April from the previous month, and the figure is much higher than the UK average. Rainfall in Southampton is lower in spring than nationally, with May the driest month in the season.

July is the hottest month in Southampton and August is close behind. Average daytime maxima are 22.4 °C and 22.3 °C respectively. Extreme maximum temperatures can occur in either month and are usually associated with heat waves lasting several days. The highest temperature ever recorded in Southampton was 35.6 °C on 28th June. There are more sunshine hours in summer than any other season. Rainfall averages in Southampton during summer are half the national average and the driest month of the year is July, with an average of only 42 mm of rain.

Temperatures usually stay warm in September with an average daytime maximum of 19.8 °C. This is around 3 °C higher than the UK average. Rainfall accumulation in Southampton is highest in Autumn compared to any other season and typically the most rain falls in November. Days of air frost are around 1 day every two years in October, but the likelihood increases dramatically in November.

All climate data based on Southampton W.C, 1981 - 2010.

Last updated: 29 October 2014