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Issued at: 2200 on Wed 17 Dec 2014

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Cloudy and breezy, though staying dry. Feeling mild.

This Evening and Tonight:

Continuing cloudy and breezy overnight with a few outbreaks of rain at times, mainly in the early part of the night. It will be a fairly mild night with temperatures just dipping into single figures. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Thursday:

Cloudy, mild and mainly dry, though some patchy light rain is possible by evening, becoming heavier overnight. Becoming windy with gales locally along the south coast. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday wet and windy at first, becoming dry with sunny spells, but feeling colder. Saturday cold and windy but staying dry. Sunday very windy, but much milder.

Updated at: 1534 on Wed 17 Dec 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudy and breezy for most with some rain. Rather mild.

This Evening and Tonight:

It will be cloudy and mild for most overnight with a westerly breeze. There will be some rain too, mainly in the west on windward facing hills. In the far north conditions will be colder and clearer with scattered showers.

Thursday:

Rain continuing across western parts, turning persistent and occasionally heavy. Mild, with best of the drier interludes in the southeast. Turning colder in the northwest with showers, perhaps wintry later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain clearing southeast Friday with colder and brighter conditions spreading erratically southeast and wintry showers across the northwest. These showers ease Saturday, then cloud and rain spreading east Sunday.

Updated at: 1401 on Wed 17 Dec 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 22 Dec 2014 to Wednesday 31 Dec 2014:

There will be rain across the southern half of the UK on Monday, heaviest and most persistent on western facing hills. Further north conditions will be clearer although there will be showers, turning wintry in places, and these conditions should then spread southwards through Tuesday. From Christmas Eve, cold, windy, and showery conditions are expected, the most frequent showers in the north and east, where they are expected to be wintry over higher ground. Showers will likely ease during Boxing Day. Thereafter, it is thought it will be generally windy throughout with further spells of wet and mild weather, interspersed with colder, showery conditions. Temperatures generally slightly above average in the south, with colder temperatures falling below average in the north.

UK Outlook for Thursday 1 Jan 2015 to Thursday 15 Jan 2015:

The most likely scenario for the coming New Year is for a continuation of unsettled, and at times, windy weather coming from the Atlantic with the wettest weather probably across western parts of the UK, and eastern parts most likely to see the best of any dry weather. Temperatures are generally expected to be around average for the time of year. There is a chance of some overnight and morning fog in places as well as a local frost - this will be most likely across northern areas where there is also a chance of some snow on higher ground. However, there is no strong signal in weather patterns during this period, with a period of colder weather possible too.

Updated at: 1401 on Wed 17 Dec 2014

Weather map

Wed 2300

Weather forecast map for Southampton

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