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Issued at: 1400 on Tue 21 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry and sunny. Any mist and fog rapidly clearing.

This Evening and Tonight:

A clear start with temperatures falling quickly, leading to a cold end to the night. Mist and fog patches again developing with perhaps some low cloud. Ground frost likely in rural areas. Light winds. Minimum Temperature 3C.

Wednesday:

Dry with sunny spells, once low cloud and mist clears. Turning warm inland again by the afternoon with a freshening breeze developing, making it feel a little cooler. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday dry with bright or sunny spells. Increasing risk of showers on Friday with freshening winds. More unsettled on Saturday with further rain or showers expected, along with some brightness.

Updated at: 1543 on Tue 21 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely fine and dry overnight. Turning chilly under clear skies.

This Evening and Tonight:

A fine, clear evening and night for most, allowing for a touch of frost in sheltered rural areas. Northern Scotland will be cloudier, with the odd spot of rain, and cloud will also encroach onto eastern coasts through the night.

Wednesday:

Another fine day across the UK, though with rather more cloud across northern and eastern areas compared to Tuesday. The sunniest and warmest conditions will be reserved for the southwest.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Largely fine and dry on Thursday, with sunny spells. However, it will turn progressively more unsettled from the southwest on Friday, with rain or showers for all parts on Saturday.

Updated at: 1545 on Tue 21 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Apr 2015 to Monday 4 May 2015:

An unsettled weekend to come, with many parts seeing showers or longer spells of rain. Rain should clear southeastern areas later on Sunday morning leaving all parts in a brighter, showery, but cooler airmass, which will then dominate for much of the following week. Most regions will see outbreaks of rain or showers, some of these heavy, with a risk of thunder, and wintry, especially across the higher ground of the north. It will also be windier than of late, and this will accentuate the cold feel. As we move into early May, the changeable and at times, unsettled conditions are likely to continue, but with a tendency for rain to become more focussed towards the north and west, with the brightest conditions further south and east.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 5 May 2015 to Tuesday 19 May 2015:

The changeable and at times unsettled conditions that will become established during late April are likely to persist into mid May. Beyond this, there are no strong signals regarding likely weather types. As such, the most likely scenario is for weather conditions during this period to be fairly typical for the time of year with spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average when conditions are fine and near or a little below average during changeable weather. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1256 on Tue 21 Apr 2015

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Tue 1600

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 day 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