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    20°C 15°C
    Cloudy
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    19°C 15°C
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    18°C 16°C
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    17°C 9°C
    Light shower day
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    Light rain
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Sunrise: 07:12 Sunset: 18:35 Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 2 Daily air quality index*
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Issued at: 1800 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mostly dry. Rather cloudy, but some warm sunny intervals tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy with isolated showers possible this evening, and during the first part of the overnight period. Some patchy mist or hill fog is likely to develop by the morning. Minimum Temperature 11C.

Thursday:

Rather cloudy conditions for most places, although some sunny intervals should develop by afternoon, and feeling warm. Still the risk of an isolated shower, but many places staying dry. Maximum Temperature 21C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, mostly dry with some bright spells. Rain, occasionally heavy, arriving Saturday morning and locally windy. Clearer, cooler conditions following later, winds easing. Sunday, bright, some scattered showers, breezier later.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Clear chilly night in the north, cloudy and milder elsewhere.

This Evening and Tonight:

A cloudy and mild night across southern England and Wales. Breezy with some showers for northwest Scotland. Elsewhere, clear periods and light winds resulting in a cold night with rural grass frosts and localised mist or fog patches possible.

Thursday:

After a cold start in northern areas, mostly dry with sunny spells. Southwesterly winds strengthening with gales in northwest Scotland. Cloudier, warmer elsewhere. Isolated showers in south, but mostly dry.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Friday, wet and windy conditions across Scotland and Northern Ireland, moving southeastwards during Saturday and clearing southeast England later. Cooler, clearer conditions following, with frequent showers in west. Remaining breezy.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 6 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 15 Oct 2014:

The trend for most places through next week will be generally unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain, which are likely to be heavy at times, mainly across western and northern parts. There are also likely to be some drier and brighter interludes in between. Breezy at times, with a risk of gales in the north and west. Temperatures generally on the cool side, especially in the wet and windy spells. There will be a risk of local frost and fog patches developing where clear skies prevail and winds fall light during the nights, particularly across northern parts. Thereafter the unsettled conditions are likely to continue across most areas. However, it is possible that later in the period eastern and southeastern may become increasingly drier and brighter.

UK Outlook for Thursday 16 Oct 2014 to Thursday 30 Oct 2014:

Current indications now suggest that generally unsettled conditions are likely to affect many areas of the UK during this period, with spells of wet and windy weather. However these are likely to be interspersed with drier and clearer interludes, which will also bring an increasing risk of overnight frosts and fog patches, especially across northern parts. Daytime temperatures generally close to the seasonal average.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 01 Oct 2014

Weather Map

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

Nestled between two rivers, the Test and Itchen, Southampton benefits from a double high tide which is created by both rivers, making the movement of large ships an easier feat. This feature is what has made Southampton a key port for some of the world’s most established cruise operators. This led to the beautiful Ocean Village being created in 1986 and since, then it has played host to The Global Challenge yacht race in 1992, 1996 and 2000 and is the home of The Southampton Yacht Club.

The Southampton boat show is also held annually in the city and is a key event in the maritime calendar.

But there is more to Southampton that just its port. For starters, 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.

As it sits on the southern coast of the UK Southampton benefits from the oceanic climate, but due to its low lying location, has some of the warmest sunniest weather in the UK, and has held the record for the warmest June in the UK since 1976.

Southampton, which gained city status in 1964, has many claims to fame including the oldest bowling green in the world, which dates back to before 1299 and it is still in use. Every August a unique competition takes place there for the Knighthood of the Old Green, the winner being entitled to be called ‘Sir’ within the club.

The writer Jane Austen and members of her family lived in Southampton between 1806 and 1809 and a new Jane Austen Trail is linked to a series of plaques in the Old Town tracing her associations with Southampton