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Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Sunshine and isolated showers. Southwest turning cloudier with rain later.

Today:

Bright for many with sunny spells and isolated showers, some heavy during the morning. Southern and western counties will become cloudier by midday with some spells of more general rain for a time. Maximum Temperature 7°C.

Tonight:

Most places dry with variable cloud and clear spells. However, showery rain may linger across southern counties during the evening, with a chance of more persistent rain arriving by dawn. Minimum Temperature 0°C.

Saturday:

Cold and mostly cloudy with patchy rain, mainly in the south, and perhaps wintry over hills. Drier and brighter conditions more likely across northern counties. Brisk easterly winds developing. Maximum Temperature 5°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Sunshine and showers Sunday, mainly in the east, these wintry overnight with perhaps slight snow accumulations, and strengthening winds. Further wintry showers Monday, then perhaps drier Tuesday with more sunshine.

Updated at: 0032 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Snow across northern Scotland. Elsewhere, variable cloud and some showers.

Today:

An area of rain, sleet and snow will drift south across northern and eastern parts of Scotland. Elsewhere, there will be variable amounts of cloud, some sunny spells and a few showery outbreaks of rain, these wintry over the hills.

Tonight:

Wintry showers across eastern Scotland will spread into northeastern England, whilst rain spreads into southwest England and Northern Ireland. Elsewhere, clear spells allowing a patchy frost and isolated fog patches.

Saturday:

Wintry showers will continue to affect eastern Scotland and northeast England. Cloudy across southern parts with occasional rain, sleet and perhaps hill snow. Elsewhere, dry with sunny spells, but cold.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Turning colder with overnight frosts, but also plenty of dry, bright weather by day. However, strong northeasterly winds will drive snow showers into northern and eastern parts Sunday and Monday.

Updated at: 0043 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 16 Feb 2016 to Thursday 25 Feb 2016:

Cold and predominantly fine on Tuesday, with a hard frost and potentially some freezing fog patches morning and night. On Tuesday night, it is expected to turn milder and breezy with rain across Scotland and Northern Ireland. The rain perhaps preceded by some snow for a time. During Wednesday and Thursday, the rain and hill snow is expected to spread across Wales and England, but is likely to stall across central parts whilst dying out. Brighter weather with scattered wintry showers follows into northern and western areas. Thereafter, the weather looks set to be rather cold and changeable, with some wet and windy weather, but also some frosty conditions around too during quieter interludes. Probably cold enough for snow at times, though mainly on higher ground and towards the north.

UK Outlook for Friday 26 Feb 2016 to Friday 11 Mar 2016:

A continuation of rather cold and changeable weather conditions looks the most likely trend at this stage, with winds predominantly blowing from the west or northwest. Probably wettest and windiest towards the north, with a greater likelihood of longer settled periods of weather in the south. By mid March, there are signs of more settled weather across other parts of the country too. Temperatures probably averaging out at near or just below the seasonal norm.

Updated at: 0043 on Fri 12 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Southampton

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

Location Details

Southampton

Location: 50.9093, -1.403

Altitude: 16.0m 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