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  • Thu Thursday 26th
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  • Fri Friday 27th
    9°C 7°C
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  • Sat Saturday 28th
    11°C 8°C
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  • Sun Sunday 29th
    11°C 8°C
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  • Mon Monday 30th
    11°C 9°C
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Issued at: 1800 on Thu 26 Mar 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Rain clearing to a cold, clear night. Fine on Friday.

This Evening and Tonight:

Remaining cloud and rain should soon clear eastwards during the evening, leaving a dry remainder of the night with clear periods developing. Windy conditions during the evening will gradually ease overnight, leading to a chilly dawn period as temperatures fall. Minimum Temperature 1C.

Friday:

After a chilly start, a dry day will follow with warm sunny periods and light winds. Becoming cloudier from the west later, with some hazy sunshine surviving in eastern areas. Maximum Temperature 12C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Rather cloudy and windy over the weekend and into Monday, with some rain possible at times throughout, separated by some brief brighter interludes. Milder than of late, with frost-free nights.

Updated at: 1428 on Thu 26 Mar 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Chilly and frosty tonight. Increasingly cloudy tomorrow, rain in west.

This Evening and Tonight:

A few showers will linger across north-western Scotland and cloud will likely persist across East Anglia, otherwise most places will be dry with clear spells and patchy frost. However, cloud will start to increase across western Britain by dawn.

Friday:

It will become increasingly cloudy from the west with outbreaks of rain across south-western areas of the UK and northwest Scotland. The best of the sunshine likely across north-eastern Scotland.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

An unsettled and often windy period with gales likely at times. Outbreaks of rain are likely on most days, heaviest and most frequent across northern and western Britain.

Updated at: 1402 on Thu 26 Mar 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Tuesday 31 Mar 2015 to Thursday 9 Apr 2015:

Unsettled, generally windy with a risk risk of gales, or severe gales, in the north and west, especially Tuesday. A rain band will clear southeastwards through Tuesday, followed by sunshine and blustery showers, most frequent in the northwest where they could turn wintry. Drier Wednesday, although further wind and rain likely returning from the west. Temperatures mild in the south, but colder in the north. Then generally remaining changeable through the remainder of next week and into Easter with spells of wind , rain and showers, mainly across northwestern parts, interspersed by drier brighter conditions, particularly in the south. Showers in the north, possibly wintry over hills at times. Temperatures near average in the south but below in the north with overnight frosts likely here, possibly locally in the south also.

UK Outlook for Friday 10 Apr 2015 to Friday 24 Apr 2015:

The changeable period will probably continue, with unsettled conditions interspersed with some spells of fine weather. Current indications are that westerly regime will persist allowing showers or longer spells of rain to affect the UK at times, with northwestern parts likely seeing the most frequent bouts of unsettled weather. There will likely be some drier, more settled periods too, predominantly across the south and east; but across all parts at times. There will therefore probably be a wide range in temperatures with some warmer days, but also some cold nights, with a continued risk of frosts; especially in the north. By mid-April, signals become very uncertain.

Updated at: 1154 on Thu 26 Mar 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Southampton

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