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    12°C 7°C
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    12°C 6°C
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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Some showery rain, also a little brightness. Windy, but mild.

Today:

A rather cloudy morning with low cloud/coastal mist, but some bright intervals possible for a time. A weakening band of rain crossing the region from the west in the afternoon, with some brightness returning by evening. Strong winds, but mild. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Tonight:

Variable, often large amounts of cloud, but also some clear spells. Some scattered showers or patchy rain is likely, accompanied by breezy westerly winds. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Sunday:

Rather cloudy with outbreaks of rain or showers, but brighter conditions are likely to return again by evening, still with a few showers. Strong westerly winds, with coastal gales possible. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday a bright, chilly start, but further rain and strong winds later. Tuesday and Wednesday, cooler and very windy at times, with isolated blustery showers.

Updated at: 0226 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Windy with cloud and rain clearing to sunshine and showers.

Today:

Windy for all parts with gales, especially across northern and western Scotland and northeast England, but steadily easing. Rain clearing south-eastwards and easing with sunny spells following. Showers developing in the north and west, possibly wintry over Scottish hills.

Tonight:

Mainly dry with clear spells at first. Windy in the north with showers continuing in the northwest, locally heavy. Rain and gales spreading to Wales and southwest England by morning.

Sunday:

Windy with local gales likely. Rain, locally heavy in the west, clearing eastwards while brighter, showery conditions in the north spread south-eastwards. Showers locally wintry with thunder in the northwest.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Windy with gales likely on Monday with rain spreading east. Drier and brighter Tuesday with blustery showers, heavy and wintry in north with gales. Wintry showers in the north Wednesday.

Updated at: 0221 on Sat 28 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 1 Apr 2015 to Friday 10 Apr 2015:

A bright but windy start on Wednesday, although some blustery and perhaps wintry showers are likely for a time in the north. Cloud will then gradually build from the west, as a band of rain spreads slowly eastwards into Thursday, although some northeastern parts will remain dry. Into the Easter weekend and the following week, changeable conditions are expected, especially across the north. This will bring periods of stronger wind, rain and showers, although interspersed with some sunny spells. With high pressure remaining close to the south of the UK, and perhaps extending across the UK at times, some more prolonged drier and brighter conditions are possible, particularly in the south and east. Temperatures will be near average, but occasionally below average in the north, with localised overnight frost possible.

UK Outlook for Friday 10 Apr 2015 to Friday 24 Apr 2015:

The changeable period is expected to continue, with unsettled conditions interspersed with some spells of fine weather. With a westerly weather type most likely, especially at first, showery outbreaks or longer spells of rain are likely to affect parts of the UK throughout the period. These unsettled conditions will be most frequent across the northwest, although extending further south and east at times. There will also be some drier, brighter and settled periods, these most prolonged the south and east, and also later in the period. Temperatures are then expected to average out to be around normal for the middle of April. However they will vary from day to day, and there are likely to be some cold nights at times, especially in the north, where localised frosts remain possible.

Updated at: 1149 on Fri 27 Mar 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Southampton

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