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    11°C 4°C
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    11°C 5°C
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    11°C 8°C
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    11°C 5°C
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Issued at: 1100 on Sun 26 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Cloud and patchy rain clearing slowly with sunny spells developing.

Today:

Cloudy with some patchy, mostly light rain through the morning. Becoming drier and brighter from the northwest during the afternoon with some sunny spells developing, although probably not reaching Kent until evening. Feeling much colder than recent days. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Tonight:

Dry and cold overnight with some long clear spells developing, and with light winds, a slight ground frost is likely to form in rural areas. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Monday:

A cold and dry start with sunny spells, most places remaining dry but a few showers are likely to develop during the afternoon, mainly in northern parts. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Some sunny spells and further scattered showers on Tuesday and Thursday with perhaps a spell of more persistent heavy rain on Wednesday. Breezy at times and still feeling rather cold.

Updated at: 0400 on Sun 26 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain clearing on Sunday to leave sunshine and scattered showers.

Today:

Cloud and showery rain across southern parts easing through the day but not clearing the far southeast until the afternoon. Sunnier and colder behind the rain with scattered showers across northern areas, wintry over northern hills with hail and thunder.

Tonight:

Largely dry and clear leading to a cold night with a frost in places. Showers will continue to affect some northern parts, locally heavy and wintry over higher ground.

Monday:

Sunny spells and showers for many parts. Showers most frequent in the north and west, locally heavy and thundery, and wintry across some northern areas. Windy and rather cold.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Rather cold and breezy throughout with sunshine and showers, heavy in places and wintry across some northern areas. More persistent rain and strong winds on Wednesday, clearing eastwards on Thursday.

Updated at: 0403 on Sun 26 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Friday 1 May 2015 to Sunday 10 May 2015:

Friday 1st May is likely to be mainly settled, but cool. Most places should remain dry with some sunny spells, though a few showers are possible, mainly in the north and east. Similar conditions will probably prevail over north and eastern parts through Saturday, but it will turn more unsettled again in the south and west with thicker cloud and some outbreaks of rain developing. These will probably move NE to affect all parts by Bank Holiday Monday. The rest of the period is expected to remain unsettled, with the wettest and windiest conditions being in the north and west, and the best of the drier and brighter spells in the southeast. Temperatures through the period are likely to be below average with local night frosts, especially in the north.

UK Outlook for Monday 11 May 2015 to Monday 25 May 2015:

Changeable and at times unsettled conditions are most likely to persist for much of this period, though it may turn less unsettled from around mid-May onwards. These conditions are fairly typical for the time of year, with most areas experiencing spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with more changeable conditions. The most unsettled conditions are more probable across central and northern areas, with transient spells of more settled weather more likely in the in the south and southeast, especially later on in the month. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or little below average, especially during any unsettled spells. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1306 on Sun 26 Apr 2015

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