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Issued at: 0400 on Sun 26 Oct 2014

* 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.

Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Brisk winds and mild with sunny periods.

Today:

Broken cloud will allow some bright or sunny periods to develop at times. An isolated light shower is possible in southeast arround midday. Generally a mild day, but with brisk or strong southwesterly winds. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Tonight:

It will be a dry night with some long clear periods. A few mist patches will form. Still breezy for much of the night. Minimum Temperature 12C.

Monday:

Dry with some prolonged sunny spells. It will feel warm for the time of year. Moderate or fresh breezes. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Dry, mild and bright on Tuesday, but rain and increasing winds by evening. Largely cloudy with occasional rain on Wednesday and Thursday.

Issued at: 0400 on Sun 26 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very wet and windy northwest Scotland. Mostly fine elsewhere.

Today:

Heavy rain persists across northwest Scotland, bringing a risk of localised flooding. Generally dry and mild elsewhere with variable cloud and sunny spells, though patchy drizzle possible across Wales and exposed southwestern parts. Very windy with gales in the north.

Tonight:

The very wet and windy weather continues for northwest Scotland. Generally cloudy and windy across the north/west with occasional outbreaks of drizzle. Drier with clear spells in the southeast.

Monday:

Heavy rain continues across northwest Scotland. Mild elsewhere with some sunshine in the southeast, but rather cloudy in parts of the north/west with occasional drizzle. Windy across northern/western Britain.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Wind and rain eases and moves south Tuesday, leaving cloud and occasional rain across the south Wednesday, whilst clearer, chillier weather follows further north. Turning wet and windy later Thursday.

Issued at: 0400 on Sun 26 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 30 Oct 2014 to Saturday 8 Nov 2014:

Becoming generally cloudy across the UK, but staying dry with bright spells across southern and eastern parts on Thursday. Northern and western parts will become wetter with outbreaks of rain. The rain will likely become heavier and more persistent later that day. Winds also increase, becoming strong in the west, and gales may develop across the far northwest. A north-south split then looks most likely to dominate. The most wetter, windier conditions likely in the north and northwest; with gales, perhaps even severe gales in the far northwest, next weekend. The best of the drier weather likely in the south and southeast; although there is likely to be some rain here at times. Temperatures generally near normal, but perhaps falling slightly below average later with snow on Scottish mountains possible.

UK Outlook for Sunday 9 Nov 2014 to Sunday 23 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas. However, southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. After this it looks set to turn more changeable across the south and east. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 0400 on Sun 26 Oct 2014

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

Location Details

Southampton

Location: 50.9093, -1.403

Altitude: 16m above mean sea level

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Southampton weather

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: 24 July 2014