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Issued at: 0800 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

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Forecast Summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Warm sunny spells developing and a risk of isolated downpours.

Today:

Early mist and low cloud lifting to leave a warm day with spells of hazy sunshine. Risk of the odd heavy and perhaps thundery downpour developing during the afternoon and evening, particularly in the west but most parts staying dry. Maximum Temperature 26C.

Tonight:

Clouding over with some mist and hill fog developing. Risk of a few heavy and perhaps thundery showers spreading north across the region through the night. Minimum Temperature 15C.

Friday:

Rather cloudy with early mist clearing allowing some bright spells to develop. Risk throughout the day of heavy and perhaps thundery downpours developing in places. Feeling warm. Maximum Temperature 23C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Saturday, bright spells but rather cloudy with isolated heavy showers. Mainly dry on Sunday and Monday with sunny spells, temperatures near normal and feeling fresher.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Turning mostly bright and warm. Isolated showers in the south.

Today:

Murky to start for many but brightening up with warm sunny spells as low cloud and mist becomes confined to northeastern Britain. Risk of heavy, thundery showers in the south, most likely in the southwest, although many places staying dry.

Tonight:

Low cloud, mist and fog in the northeast will spread westwards across central parts overnight. Risk of thundery showers persists in southern Britain.

Friday:

Scattered heavy, thundery showers across south and central areas. Elsewhere rather cloudy but mostly dry aside from some rain in North Scotland.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Warm sunny spells developing away from the northeast Saturday. Largely dry but some thundery showers possible southern and central parts. Mainly fine Sunday and Monday but rain in northwest later.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 22 Sep 2014 to Wednesday 1 Oct 2014:

It is likely to remain largely settled at the start of next week, especially in the south, but a little cooler, especially at night. Variable amounts of cloud in most areas with some bright or sunny spells, but thicker cloud in northwestern parts with some rain or drizzle. Later in the week and thereafter, these more unsettled conditions are likely to spread southeastwards, bringing an increasing risk of spells of rain to much of the UK, but always heaviest towards the north and west, with the best of the dry and bright conditions in the south and southeast. Winds mostly light across the south, but stronger in the northwest, with an increasing risk of gales. Temperatures generally around or somewhat above average, perhaps still warm at times in the southeast.

UK Outlook for Thursday 2 Oct 2014 to Thursday 16 Oct 2014:

The first half of October is likely to see more changeable conditions across the UK, with a mixture of fine and settled weather, interspersed with occasional unsettled spells. The drier and brighter conditions, with some warm sunshine, is then expected to be most prolonged across the south and east, whilst outbreaks of rain would then be most frequent across the north and west. During the more settled conditions daytime temperatures are likely to be around, and often above, average although it could turn quite chilly overnight with a risk of fog patches in places. However during any more unsettled spells, daytime temperatures are then likely to be below or close to average.

Issued at: 0500 on Thu 18 Sep 2014

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