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Southampton last 24 hours
  • Tue Tuesday 31st
    11°C 5°C
    Sunny intervals
  • Wed Wednesday 1st
    9°C 7°C
    Light rain
  • Thu Thursday 2nd
    9°C 7°C
    Cloudy
  • Fri Friday 3rd
    10°C 6°C
    Cloudy
  • Sat Saturday 4th
    11°C 5°C
    Cloudy
Tuesday (31 March 2015)
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Wednesday (01 April 2015)
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Friday (03 April 2015)
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Issued at: 0200 on Tue 31 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Windy. Rain then showers tonight, scattered showers on Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Outbreaks of rain, perhaps heavy in places, will spread east this evening, with scattered blustery showers following after midnight. Becoming very windy, with gales developing in places. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Tuesday:

Bright or sunny spells and scattered blustery showers. Feeling cool in the strong winds which may reach gale force in places early in the day. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Sunny intervals and just the odd shower on Wednesday. Increasingly cloudy on Thursday, with some rain likely in the west during the afternoon. Mostly cloudy with occasional rain on Friday.

Updated at: 1536 on Mon 30 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very windy with gales, and rain clearing to showers.

This Evening and Tonight:

Very windy overnight, with gales, locally severe. Rain will clear away eastwards by midnight, with clear spells and blustery showers following. Some hail and sleet likely at times in the north, with snow settling on hills, leading to icy stretches.

Tuesday:

Another windy day, with gales likely, severe gales in places, and feeling chilly. There'll be sunny spells and further blustery showers, these wintry in the north, snow settling on hills.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Winds easing later Wednesday, and showers gradually fading, though rain into the southwest later. Mainly fine early Thursday, before rain spreads slowly northeast. Cloudy, with some rain for most Friday.

Updated at: 1528 on Mon 30 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 4 Apr 2015 to Monday 13 Apr 2015:

Probably a fair amount of cloud around Saturday and Sunday. Also most likely a good deal of dry weather, though some southern and western parts may see some early rain Saturday and some eastern parts may catch isolated showers this weekend. Winds will be mainly light, and daytime temperatures most likely near or just below average. Into Easter Monday, outbreaks of rain and stronger winds are likely to affect northwestern parts, whilst other areas remain largely dry and bright. The unsettled conditions then look likely to spread further across the UK by mid-week, many parts breezier then too. Thereafter, northwestern areas are likely to have the most changeable conditions with spells of rain interspersed with colder, showery weather, with the best of the drier and brighter conditions to the southeast.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 14 Apr 2015 to Tuesday 28 Apr 2015:

During the second half of April conditions are considered most likely to be broadly typical for the time of year. As such some spells of fine, dry weather are likely, the best of these probably over southern regions, but occasional bouts of more unsettled weather with rain or showers should also be expected, perhaps more especially in the north. During fine spells maximum temperatures are likely to be near or a little above average, whilst during showery spells daytime temperatures may well be below average, especially in the north. Some cold nights, with localised frost, are also likely at times.

Updated at: 1201 on Mon 30 Mar 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Southampton

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