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  • Thu Thursday
    29°C 18°C
    Sunny day
  • Fri Friday
    27°C 17°C
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  • Sat Saturday
    26°C 18°C
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  • Sun Sunday
    23°C 15°C
    Cloudy
  • Mon Monday
    21°C 15°C
    Light shower day
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Sunrise: 05:20 Sunset: 21:03 Moon phase: Waning crescent 4 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:21 Sunset: 21:02 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:23 Sunset: 21:01 Moon phase: New 4 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:24 Sunset: 20:59 Moon phase: New 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:26 Sunset: 20:58 Moon phase: New 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1100 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Another hot and sunny day.

Today:

Patchy coastal mist or low cloud will soon clear to leave all parts with another hot sunny day. Winds light inland but quite breezy along the Kent coast where it will feel much cooler. Maximum Temperature 29C.

Tonight:

Mostly clear although mist and low cloud may return inland over Kent after midnight. The wind will be light inland but breezy along the north Kent coast. Minimum Temperature 15C.

Friday:

Mist and low cloud thinning quickly from Kent and all parts will then see another fine sunny day. High cloud may turn the sunshine a little hazy during the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 27C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday; more cloud than of late with scattered thundery showers possible. Sunday; cloud thickening with showery rain during the afternoon. Monday; Cloud and rain slowly moving eastwards.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely fine and very warm. Staying misty along eastern coasts.

Today:

Another dry, fine and very warm day for most. Early cloud and mist in the northeast will soon become confined to coastal parts. A few heavy, thundery showers are likely across the far southwest and possibly the northwest Highlands.

Tonight:

Any heavy showers will soon die away, leaving a dry evening with late, warm sunshine. Mostly clear and dry overnight, although mist and low cloud will return to northeastern parts.

Friday:

Mostly fine, warm and dry, but isolated heavy showers could develop. Low cloud again affecting eastern parts, especially coasts.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Cloudier with showery rain affecting the north and west on Saturday. Mostly fine and dry further south. Showery rain moving southeastwards Sunday and Monday, then brighter conditions following. Less warm.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 28 Jul 2014 to Wednesday 6 Aug 2014:

Largely fine and dry weather is expected across most parts of the UK initially, although there is a low risk of heavy thundery showers affecting the southeast, while in the north an area of rain is expected to move eastwards through Monday. It will remain warm or very warm for many, and perhaps locally hot in places, although sea breezes should keep some coastal parts a little fresher. During next week, lengthy periods of fine, dry and warm weather are likely, mainly over southern areas, but occasional rain and brisk winds often affecting northern parts with temperatures here returning closer to average. The last part of this period should be similar, although there are indications that the more unsettled weather in the north extending further towards the south.

UK Outlook for Thursday 7 Aug 2014 to Thursday 21 Aug 2014:

The recent generally settled conditions over southern areas are expected to persist into the first part of this period. Towards the north, rather more unsettled, with more in the way of cloud and sporadic outbreaks of rain likely. Temperatures should remain above average for southeastern parts initially, but later in the period, a change towards more unsettled conditions overall is looking likely with a higher risk of rain or showers, although there will also be some drier, brighter interludes.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 24 Jul 2014

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

Location Details

Southampton

Location: 50.9093, -1.403

Altitude: 16m above mean sea level

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 and 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.

Nestled between two rivers, the Test and Itchen, Southampton benefits from a double high tide which is created by both rivers, making the movement of large ships an easier feat. This feature is what has made Southampton a key port for some of the world’s most established cruise operators. This led to the beautiful Ocean Village being created in 1986 and since, then it has played host to The Global Challenge yacht race in 1992, 1996 and 2000 and is the home of The Southampton Yacht Club.

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

But there is more to Southampton that just its port. For starters, 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.

As it sits on the southern coast of the UK Southampton benefits from the oceanic climate, but due to its low lying location, has some of the warmest sunniest weather in the UK, and has held the record for the warmest June in the UK since 1976.

Southampton, which gained city status in 1964, has many claims to fame including the oldest bowling green in the world, which dates back to before 1299 and it is still in use. Every August a unique competition takes place there for the Knighthood of the Old Green, the winner being entitled to be called ‘Sir’ within the club.

The writer Jane Austen and members of her family lived in Southampton between 1806 and 1809 and a new Jane Austen Trail is linked to a series of plaques in the Old Town tracing her associations with Southampton