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Issued at: 0900 on Sun 24 May 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry at first, but rain spreading in from the northwest.

Today:

Dry with some sunny intervals at first, however cloud and outbreaks of rain will move southeast across the region during the afternoon, perhaps eventually brightening up in the far northwest later. Reasonably warm until the rain arrives. Maximum Temperature 20C.

Tonight:

Cloud and patchy rain at first across the south of the region, but becoming dry overnight with some clear spells developing and generally light northwest winds. Minimum Temperature 7C.

Monday:

A mostly dry day with some bright or sunny spells, especially at first, but it is likely to become rather cloudy by the afternoon. Feeling cooler than Sunday. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Dry on Tuesday and Wednesday with some bright or sunny spells, but generally rather cloudy, windy and cooler on Thursday with some rain or showers.

Updated at: 0245 on Sun 24 May 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Outbreaks of rain moving southeastwards, with cooler conditions following behind.

Today:

Early rain across northern England and Wales, will gradually move southeastwards during the day, turning increasingly patchy as it does so, but still with the odd heavier burst. Cooler, brighter conditions following, with some showers across northern and western Scotland.

Tonight:

Showers continuing across northern and western Scotland overnight, with the rain in southeast England slowly clearing. Elsewhere, largely dry with a mix of cloud and clear spells.

Monday:

Largely dry with some brightness or sunshine developing, especially in the east. However, thicker cloud and patchy rain may affect parts of the extreme west at times throughout the day.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Many areas dry during Tuesday and Wednesday, with the best of the brightness in the east. Rain and strong winds reaching the northwest later Wednesday, then elsewhere during Thursday.

Updated at: 0232 on Sun 24 May 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 28 May 2015 to Saturday 6 Jun 2015:

Unsettled weather is expected to see out May, bringing spells of rain interspersed by drier, brighter and more showery interludes. It will also be rather windy at times, particularly in the northwest, with periods of gales likely here, along with the bulk of expected rainfall. Southern and eastern areas look best placed for the driest, brightest weather, with a chance that the south could develop more prolonged dry conditions. Temperatures are likely to be below average in the northwest, but near average further south and east, still with the potential for some warm days. By early June there is no strong signal for a prevailing weather type, but, on balance, unsettled conditions are considered more likely along with slightly below normal temperatures, especially in the northwest.

UK Outlook for Sunday 7 Jun 2015 to Sunday 21 Jun 2015:

There still remains considerable uncertainty in the likely weather type through this period. At first, unsettled conditions and near or below average temperatures are likely, especially towards the northwest. Then, as we go further into June, there is a signal for higher pressure to become established to the northeast of the UK, which would lead to drier, warmer conditions for many, these perhaps most prolonged in the north.

Updated at: 1209 on Sat 23 May 2015

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