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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Scattered showers this evening, mainly dry on Tuesday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Scattered showers across the region will tend to die out from the west after midnight, with most parts dry with some good clear spells by morning. Minimum Temperature 2C.

Tuesday:

After a cold start, Tuesday should be mostly dry with bright or sunny spells, although the odd light afternoon shower can't be ruled out here and there. Maximum Temperature 14C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Rain spreading east on Wednesday, clearing to sunny intervals and scattered showers later. Bright or sunny spells and scattered heavy showers on Thursday, Dry on Friday with some sunny spells.

Updated at: 1613 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Unsettled and feeling cold for most this week.

This Evening and Tonight:

Showers continuing for many northern and western parts, these turning to sleet and snow over hills. Drier further south, and cold across the UK with a local frost developing.

Tuesday:

A bright, breezy day with showers, mainly across northern and western parts, but also some lengthy sunny spells. Showers may be heavy at times and wintry over northern hills.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Strong winds and rain for most on Wednesday, clearing eastwards to sunshine and showers by Thursday. Drier for many on Friday. Staying rather cool, with some hill snow in north.

Updated at: 1548 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 2 May 2015 to Monday 11 May 2015:

Northern and eastern parts of the UK should remain mainly dry with some sunny spells, though a few showers are possible on Saturday, these perhaps turning wintry over higher ground in Scotland. It will turn increasingly cloudy in the south and west from Saturday onwards with outbreaks of rain at times. These will probably move northeastwards to affect all parts by Bank Holiday Monday. The rest of the period is expected to remain unsettled, with the wettest conditions in the north and west, and the best of the drier and brighter spells in the south. It is expected to be windy at times with a risk of gales in places. Temperatures throughout the period are likely to be below average with local night frosts, especially in the northeast.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 12 May 2015 to Tuesday 26 May 2015:

Changeable and often unsettled conditions are most likely to persist for much of this period, though it may turn more settled for a time from around mid-May onwards. Conditions will be 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 likely to be across central and northern areas, with the best of the settled weather more likely in the in the south and southeast. Daytime temperatures are likely to be near or a little below average, throughout. Spells of more settled weather are likely to be accompanied by chilly evenings with isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1215 on Mon 27 Apr 2015

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