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Saturday   (06 February 2016)
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Issued at: 0900 on Sat 6 Feb 2016

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Generally cloudy with outbreaks of rain. Becoming very windy.

Today:

Cloudy, with outbreaks of rain, perhaps locally heavy at first and again later. It will become mostly dry for a time during the afternoon. It will become very windy with gales, especially along exposed coasts. Maximum Temperature 12°C.

Tonight:

Cloudy at first with outbreaks of occasionally heavy rain. Becoming colder and clearer during the early hours with scattered heavy showers, especially in southern coastal counties. Winds easing a little. Minimum Temperature 5°C.

Sunday:

Sunny spells and scattered showers, which may be locally heavy. Showers decreasing during the afternoon, but further rain spreading in later in the evening. Windy and feeling colder. Maximum Temperature 10°C.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Very windy on Monday with showers, locally heavy and prolonged. Winds easing on Tuesday with sunny spells and scattered showers. Becoming largely dry on Wednesday. Generally feeling cold.

Updated at: 0159 on Sat 6 Feb 2016

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Very unsettled with spells of wet and very windy weather.

Today:

Wet and windy weather will spread to most areas from the southwest, giving a risk of flooding across south Wales and southwest England. Gales will affect southern and western parts. Northeast Scotland and parts of southeast England should escape dry.

Tonight:

Rain will move away to the north and east to leave clear spells and blustery showers. Gales will affect exposed areas and showers will be locally wintry in the north.

Sunday:

Most areas will have sunny spells on Sunday, although heavy and blustery showers will feed in from the west in locally gale force winds. More persistent rain will arrive later.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Monday will be very showery, with severe gales affecting southern areas and showers turning wintry in the north. During Tuesday and Wednesday the strong winds and showers will gradually ease.

Updated at: 0129 on Sat 6 Feb 2016

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 11 Feb 2016 to Saturday 20 Feb 2016:

Unsettled weather will continue across all parts of the country initially with further spells of cloud and rain interspersed by colder, brighter, showery conditions. Precipitation will occasionally fall as snow in northern and central areas, this mainly on hills, but perhaps also to lower levels at times. It will often be windy with gales or severe gales in places, perhaps most frequently across exposed southern parts. Temperatures are expected to be near average in the south, but slightly below normal in the north where there will be some overnight frosts. Turning drier briefly on Monday before unsettled weather quickly returns to all parts, the wettest and windiest weather this time across the north. More in the way of drier, settled weather may develop later in the week across southern areas.

UK Outlook for Sunday 21 Feb 2016 to Sunday 6 Mar 2016:

Indications are that the latter half of February will be dominated by changeable weather coming in from the Atlantic. This will bring showers or longer spells of rain to most parts, wettest in northern areas, while southern parts may benefit from some longer dry spells. 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, mainly across southern areas, bringing drier and less windy conditions here, however, wet and windy weather will most likely persistent in the north and west.

Updated at: 0129 on Sat 6 Feb 2016

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