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Issued at: 0800 on Sun 02 Aug 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Bright start for some becoming warm and sunny.

Today:

It will be a bright or sunny start with good sunny spells through the day. Feeling hotter than of late in the light southeasterly winds. Maximum Temperature 28°C.

Tonight:

A dry night with variable cloud, mild and muggy. Southeasterly winds strengthening overnight becoming strong and gusty for a time. Minimum Temperature 16°C.

Monday:

Sunny spells through the day, remaining generally dry and breezy. Feeling warm in the sun away from the southwesterly wind. Maximum Temperature 26°C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Sunny spells, breezy and dry on Tuesday. Less breezy on Wednesday with showers and bright spells. Warm in any sunshine. Generally drier and warmer on Thursday with lighter winds.

Updated at: 0204 on Sun 02 Aug 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain affecting northwestern parts tomorrow. Fine and warm further south.

Today:

Rain across Northern Ireland, southern Scotland, and northern England will reach northern Scotland late afternoon, whilst clearing northern England early afternoon. Fine, very warm and increasingly sunny elsewhere, but showers in the west later. Breezy, strongest winds in the northwest.

Tonight:

Outbreaks of occasionally heavy rain and strong winds will affect Northern Ireland and Scotland overnight. It will be muggy across England and Wales with patchy drizzly rain in the west.

Monday:

Patchy drizzle will extend eastwards through the day. However, sunny breaks will develop and it will become warm or very warm. Rain and strong winds will arrive in northwest later.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Generally unsettled with rain or showers, especially in the northwest where windy at times with local gales. Best of the drier, brighter and warmer weather will be in the southeast.

Updated at: 0316 on Sun 02 Aug 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 6 Aug 2015 to Saturday 15 Aug 2015:

Unsettled and often wet conditions are expected to persist in the north on Thursday with southeastern parts having the greatest chance of staying dry with some sunshine, although there is a risk of some thundery showers here later in the day. Generally drier and brighter on Friday, particularly in the southeast. Conditions will then remain generally unsettled with bands of rain, accompanied by strong winds, pushing in from the west at times. These will be interspersed with more showery conditions with the southeast seeing the best of any drier weather. Temperatures are likely to range from rather cool in the north and west to nearer normal in the south and east, although some transient warm spells are possible in the southeast at times.

UK Outlook for Sunday 16 Aug 2015 to Sunday 30 Aug 2015:

The unsettled theme is likely to continue for much of the UK to the end of August with wet and windy conditions at times, particularly in the north and west of the UK. Southern and eastern parts will continue to see the best of any drier and brighter spells, although there is still a risk of rain or showers here at times. There is a weak signal for some periods of drier and more settled weather to develop towards the end of the month, however confidence in this is currently low. Temperatures on the whole will be near or below average for the time of year, especially in the north, although during any more settled spells of weather it could turn warmer at times in the southeast.

Updated at: 1207 on Sat 01 Aug 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Southampton

Southampton Southampton – Sunny intervals 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Reading – Sunny intervals 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Sunny intervals 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Yeovil – Sunny day 50.9416 -2.632
Brighton Brighton – Sunny day 50.822 -0.1356
London London – Sunny intervals 51.5081 -0.1248
Banbury Banbury – Cloudy 52.0625 -1.3383
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Sunny intervals 52.0382 -0.7555
Cardiff Cardiff – Sunny intervals 51.4812 -3.1778
Rochester Rochester – Sunny intervals 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 – Sunny intervals 52.2075 0.124
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Sunny intervals 51.0777 -4.0571
Dover Dover – Sunny intervals 51.1259 1.3179
Swansea Swansea – Sunny intervals 51.621 -3.9424
Jersey Jersey – Sunny day 49.2079 -2.1955
Peterborough Peterborough – Sunny intervals 52.569 -0.2388
Plymouth Plymouth – Sunny intervals 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