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  • Wed Wednesday
    28°C 19°C
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  • Thu Thursday
    27°C 17°C
    Sunny day
  • Fri Friday
    25°C 17°C
    Sunny day
  • Sat Saturday
    26°C 18°C
    Cloudy
  • Sun Sunday
    24°C 16°C
    Light shower day
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Sunrise: 05:19 Sunset: 21:05 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 Daily air quality index*
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Sunrise: 05:20 Sunset: 21:03 Moon phase: Waning crescent 3 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 3 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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Issued at: 1600 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mainly clear overnight, patchy cloud at times.

This Evening and Tonight:

A warm and sunny evening, then staying dry and clear overnight, with light winds and only patchy areas of cloud at times, mainly near eastern coastal areas. Minimum Temperature 15C.

Thursday:

A dry and very warm day with plenty of sun, although it may be cloudier at times along the east coast, and feeling cooler here in onshore breezes. Maximum Temperature 29C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday fine and warm inland, often cloudier on coasts. Saturday becoming cloudy with some showers or possible. Sunny spells and heavy showers on Sunday, and feeling less warm.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Largely fine and very warm. Isolated thunderstorms in the south.

This Evening and Tonight:

Low cloud, mist and hill fog in the northeast will again encroach westwards across some eastern and central parts. Isolated heavy showers, mainly in the southwest, are likely to continue. Elsewhere dry with clear periods and possible localised mist patches.

Thursday:

Another dry, fine and very warm day for most. Cloud and mist in the northeast becoming confined to coastal parts. Further heavy, thundery showers possible in the southwest at times.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Fine, dry, but some locally heavy daytime showers, mainly in south. Also some more persistent rain in the north from Saturday. Very warm at first, near normal in north later.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 23 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: 1700 on Wed 23 Jul 2014

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Southampton Sunny intervals 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Sunny intervals 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Sunny intervals 50.9416 -2.632
Brighton Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
London Sunny day 51.5081 -0.1248
Banbury Sunny intervals 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 day 50.7179 -3.5327
Hereford Sunny intervals 52.056 -2.7146
Birmingham Sunny day 52.4859 -1.889
Cambridge Sunny day 52.2075 0.124
Barnstaple Sunny intervals 51.0777 -4.0571
Dover Sunny day 51.1259 1.3179
Swansea Sunny intervals 51.621 -3.9424
Jersey Sunny day 49.2079 -2.1955
Peterborough Sunny day 52.569 -0.2388
Plymouth Sunny day 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