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Issued at: 0300 on Tue 21 Apr 2015

Forecast summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Dry and sunny. Any mist and fog rapidly clearing.

Today:

A chilly start with any mist and fog patches clearing quickly to leave another dry, day with some prolonged spells of strong, spring sunshine. Turning warm inland by the afternoon. Brisk northeasterly winds near Kent coasts, so much cooler here. Maximum Temperature 19C.

Tonight:

A clear start with temperatures falling quickly, to give a cold end to the night. Mist and fog patches again developing with perhaps some low cloud. Light winds. Minimum Temperature 5C.

Wednesday:

Wednesday dry with sunny spells, once low cloud and mist clears. Turning warm inland again by the afternoon with a freshening breeze developing, making it feel a little cooler. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Thursday dry with bright or sunny spells. Increasing risk of showers on Friday with freshening winds. Some doubt about Saturday with further rain or showers expected, along with some brightness.

Updated at: 0433 on Tue 21 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Many places dry and warm with plenty of sunshine.

Today:

Low cloud and patchy fog across eastern parts of England will soon lift and break, leaving most places warm and dry with long sunny spells. However, the far north of Scotland will turn cloudier with a little rain.

Tonight:

It will be chilly for many with clear periods, although probably somewhat cloudier across parts of northern and eastern Britain. A little rain is possible across the far north.

Wednesday:

Warm and dry for most again but with a little more cloud around than recently. The best of the sunshine will be across western Britain.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Mostly fine on Thursday. More unsettled on Friday and Saturday, with fresher winds, outbreaks of rain and heavy showers at times. Some sunshine is still likely though.

Updated at: 0431 on Tue 21 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 25 Apr 2015 to Monday 4 May 2015:

It is likely to be unsettled throughout Saturday and Sunday with spells of showery rain and breezy conditions affecting many regions. During the rest of the period, most areas will be affected by bouts of unsettled weather with showers and longer spells of rain. Some heavy showers are possible, and during the last few days of April, some of the showers may also be wintry over hills. In spite of the rain and showers there should be some brighter periods too. Conditions are also likely to turn cooler than of late during late April, more especially in the north, and this change may happen as early as next weekend. Windy at times too, especially in the north.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 5 May 2015 to Tuesday 19 May 2015:

The unsettled conditions that will become established during late April are likely to persist into early May. Beyond this, there are no strong signals regarding likely weather types. As such, the most likely scenario is for weather conditions during this period to be fairly typical for the time of year with spells of fine and bright weather interspersed with occasional bouts of more unsettled and changeable conditions. Daytime temperatures are likely to be above average when conditions are fine and near or a little below average during unsettled weather. As is common for the time of year, spells of settled weather may be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1305 on Mon 20 Apr 2015

Weather map

Tue 0400

Weather forecast map for Southampton

Southampton Southampton – Clear night 50.9093 -1.403
Reading Reading – Clear night 51.4523 -0.9724
Swindon Swindon – Clear night 51.5556 -1.7784
Yeovil Yeovil – Clear night 50.9416 -2.632
Brighton Brighton – Clear night 50.822 -0.1356
London London – Clear night 51.5081 -0.1248
Banbury Banbury – Clear night 52.0625 -1.3383
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes – Clear night 52.0382 -0.7555
Cardiff Cardiff – Clear night 51.4812 -3.1778
Rochester Rochester – Clear night 51.3875 0.5084
Exeter Exeter – Clear night 50.7179 -3.5327
Hereford Hereford – Clear night 52.056 -2.7146
Birmingham Birmingham – Clear night 52.4859 -1.889
Cambridge Cambridge – Partly cloudy night 52.2075 0.124
Barnstaple Barnstaple – Clear night 51.0777 -4.0571
Dover Dover – Clear night 51.1259 1.3179
Swansea Swansea – Clear night 51.621 -3.9424
Jersey Jersey – Clear night 49.2079 -2.1955
Peterborough Peterborough – Partly cloudy night 52.569 -0.2388
Plymouth Plymouth – Clear night 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