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Issued at: 1500 on Mon 06 Jul 2015

Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mostly dry tonight with some heavy rain at times tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Dry for most of tonight, with clear spells at first then increasing amounts of cloud. Later rain is expected to reach the far south and west of the region, becoming locally heavy. Minimum Temperature 14°C.

Tuesday:

A band of rain, locally heavy, will clear eastwards by early afternoon. Sunny spells and isolated showers will follow, with a few thundery showers possible. Becoming breezy. Maximum Temperature 24°C.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Wednesday sunshine and showers, breezy and feeling cooler. Showers easing later Wednesday leaving Thursday and Friday with sunny spells and light winds. Temperatures rising later, becoming warm for Friday.

Updated at: 1555 on Mon 06 Jul 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Rain spreading east tonight. Sunshine and some heavy showers tomorrow.

This Evening and Tonight:

Patchy rain in the west moves slowly eastwards, with some heavy bursts over parts of the southeast by morning. Rain also moves northwards across Scotland. Mainly cloudy elsewhere with scattered showers spreading from the west.

Tuesday:

Heavy showery rain will clear southeast England through the morning. Outbreaks of rain will persist across northern Scotland. Elsewhere, there will be sunny spells and scattered locally heavy showers.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday:

Unsettled on Wednesday and cooler, with sunshine and showers. Mostly fine on Thursday with rain in the northwest later. Mainly fine with rain in the northwest Friday and turning warmer.

Updated at: 1606 on Mon 06 Jul 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Saturday 11 Jul 2015 to Monday 20 Jul 2015:

It will stay dry and warm across much of the south through the weekend, but further north and west it will be more unsettled with some spells of rain. This rain may turn heavy and thundery as it spreads erratically eastwards, before being followed by brighter, fresher weather. Into the following week a period of more generally unsettled weather is expected across the UK. The north and west may be breezy at times, and will have the most frequent periods of rain early next week, while further south and east there will generally be much drier, brighter and often warm conditions. Temperatures will be generally close to or a little above normal, perhaps cooler at times in the northwest and rather warm at times in the southeast at first.

UK Outlook for Tuesday 21 Jul 2015 to Tuesday 4 Aug 2015:

A two way split in the weather seems most likely through this period, with southern and central parts staying generally dry, with fine and often warm conditions. Further north and northwest more unsettled and breezy weather will prevail with rain at times, but also some drier brighter interludes. Temperatures are likely to be close to or a little below normal in the north, with the south and southeast often being warm for the time of year.

Updated at: 1254 on Mon 06 Jul 2015

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Weather forecast map for Southampton

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