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Saturday   (06 February 2016)
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Sunday   (07 February 2016)
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Monday   (08 February 2016)
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Wednesday   (10 February 2016)
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No warnings for Wednesday
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7 8 8 8 8 8 8 7
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Issued at: 2200 on Fri 5 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain. Strong winds.

This Evening and Tonight:

Cloudy this evening with outbreaks of rain, this becoming persistent in the west later in the night and may become locally heavy towards dawn. Brisk or strong southerly winds, becoming near gale along coasts towards dawn. Minimum Temperature 9°C.

Saturday:

Cloudy, with outbreaks of occasionally heavy rain. It will become drier in the east for a time during the afternoon. Strong southerly winds with likely gales along exposed coasts. Maximum Temperature 11°C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Colder on Sunday with early frost, then bright spells and showers developing. Remaining windy. Unsettled on Monday with heavy showers. Turning colder on Tuesday with sunny spells and isolated showers.

Updated at: 1404 on Fri 5 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

England and Wales: wet and windy. Colder and showery elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

Generally mild and breezy across England and Wales with outbreaks of heavy rain at times, especially in the southwest later, but only patchy drizzle across southeast England. Colder with clear spells and scattered showers elsewhere. Risk of ice across Scotland.

Saturday:

Further wet and windy conditions for most, with the southwest seeing particularly heavy, persistent rain and possible local flooding. Drier across southeast England in the afternoon. Gales around southern coasts.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

Unsettled with showers, wintry on hills, and occasional sunny spells. Gales continuing across southern and central areas on Sunday and Monday. Temperatures around average, but feeling chilly in the wind.

Updated at: 1324 on Fri 5 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Wednesday 10 Feb 2016 to Friday 19 Feb 2016:

Wednesday should be dry, bright and cold for most areas, however outbreaks of rain and strengthening winds will extend northeastwards across England and Wales overnight into Thursday. Thereafter it will be generally unsettled across all parts with further spells of cloud and rain interspersed by colder, brighter, showery conditions, the showers turning wintry at times in the north. The wettest weather will always tend to be over western hills. It may be very windy with gales or severe gales at times, most likely across northern and western parts. Temperatures are expected to be mainly near normal, however some colder spells with overnight frost are possible, mainly in the north. There is only a low probability of any more settled weather developing for a time late next week.

UK Outlook for Saturday 20 Feb 2016 to Saturday 5 Mar 2016:

The latest indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic, bringing showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern and western areas. Some snow is likely at times, mainly over northern hills. Temperatures should generally be near normal for the time of year, however occasional frosty nights are possible at where skies become clear, Generally windy with gales or even severe gales at times, mainly in northern and western parts. By early March there is a possibility of more settled weather becoming established across southern and eastern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here. However, wet and windy weather will most likely persistent in the north and west.

Updated at: 1324 on Fri 5 Feb 2016

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Southampton

Southampton Southampton – Heavy rain 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 – Overcast 50.822 -0.1356
London London – Light rain 51.5081 -0.1248
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Light rain 52.0382 -0.7555
Cardiff Cardiff – Partly cloudy night 51.4812 -3.1778
Rochester Rochester – Overcast 51.3875 0.5084
Exeter Exeter – Partly cloudy night 50.7179 -3.5327
Hereford Hereford – Partly cloudy night 52.056 -2.7146
Birmingham Birmingham – Cloudy 52.4859 -1.889
Cambridge Cambridge – Cloudy 52.2075 0.124
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Cloudy 51.0777 -4.0571
Dover Dover – Overcast 51.1259 1.3179
Swansea Swansea – Partly cloudy night 51.621 -3.9424
Jersey Jersey – Cloudy 49.2079 -2.1955
Peterborough Peterborough – Light rain 52.569 -0.2388
Plymouth Plymouth – Cloudy 50.3713 -4.1348

Location Details

Southampton

Location: 50.9093, -1.403

Altitude: 16.0m 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