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Issued at: 0000 on Thu 23 Oct 2014

* Daily index representing the background and regional air quality for a chosen location. Air pollution levels close to roads in urban areas may be higher. For more information please visit our Daily Air Quality Index page.

Forecast Summary

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  • UK 5 days
  • UK 6-30 days

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Rather cloudy and mild with a few spots of rain.

This Evening and Tonight:

A milder night than the last, with generally cloudy conditions perhaps giving the odd spot of rain in a few spots. Most places will however stay dry overnight. Minimum Temperature 9C.

Thursday:

Slightly warmer but cloudier than Wednesday. While there will be some limited brighter spells, it will be generally rather cloudy and breezy, with patchy light rain possible at times. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Mild and cloudy on Friday, with a chance of rain, perhaps heavy later. This should clear early on Saturday to leave a cooler but mainly dry weekend with some sunshine.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Generally cloudy and mild, with some rain in the northwest.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rather cloudy and mild for most with occasional rain in places. This will be most persistent in the northwest, whilst drizzle spreads eastwards across southwestern areas. Generally drier in the east, with some clear spells. Fairly windy in the north.

Thursday:

Breezy and largely cloudy with some persistent rain in the west/northwest, and drizzle across the south. Although, there will be some brighter interludes in the east, and far northwest later.

Outlook for Friday to Sunday:

Rain across England and Wales on Friday, will clear southeast by early Saturday. Brighter conditions follow, although with occasional showers, heavy in the northwest. Windy, with gales in the north.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Monday 27 Oct 2014 to Wednesday 5 Nov 2014:

The south is likely to see settled conditions on Monday and Tuesday, with rain and strong winds continuing further north. A north-south split looks most likely to develop by the middle of next week. Windy and unsettled conditions are likely in the north and somewhat quieter, drier weather in the south, although there may be some rain here at times. Temperatures will generally be near normal, although feeling cold in the rain. By the end of October and into early November, the broad north-south split looks set to continue, with northern areas remaining changeable and at times unsettled. Further south, there are hints that pressure may rise further, increasing the potential for more prolonged drier periods with some sunshine, but with a greater risk of overnight and morning fog.

UK Outlook for Thursday 6 Nov 2014 to Thursday 20 Nov 2014:

The main signal is for a continuation of a north-south split during the second week of November. During this period, the generally westerly flow is likely to bring spells of wet and windy weather, mostly affecting northern and some western areas, but perhaps reaching other areas as well interspersed with drier intervals. However southern and some eastern areas will probably see more in the way of drier and settled conditions increasing the likelihood of seeing some sunshine, but also the risk of frost, mist and fog overnight, the latter of which could be slow to clear. After this it looks like unsettled weather will spread to much of the UK. Daytime temperatures will probably be near or a little above normal, although feeling cooler during any wet and windy spells.

Issued at: 1700 on Wed 22 Oct 2014

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