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Forecast summary

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

Regional forecast for London & South East England

Mostly cloudy with some light showers possible in northern parts.

Today:

Some early sunny spells in southern parts, but mostly cloudy on Sunday with some patchy rain or showers possible across more northern parts. Some sunny spells returning to southeastern areas later. Feeling chilly in the northeast winds. Maximum Temperature 13C.

Tonight:

Rather cloudy at first, especially over western parts, but staying dry overnight with some clear spells developing and perhaps a few mist patches forming later. Minimum Temperature 4C.

Monday:

Some cloud around at at first, but good sunny spells developing through the morning. Dry and feeling warmer inland than Sunday in the sunshine and lighter winds. Maximum Temperature 17C.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Fine and dry, with some bright or sunny spells. Daytime temperatures generally near or slightly above normal for the time of year away from coasts.

Updated at: 0408 on Sun 19 Apr 2015

UK forecast for the next 5 days

Cloudier today. A few showers but some sunny intervals too.

Today:

A cloudier day with some showery rain for central and eastern parts of the UK. Dry with sunny spells to the south and west, where it will feel quite pleasant. Cooler in the east.

Tonight:

A cloudy night with some showers across central parts at first, before drifting westwards into Wales and Northern Ireland by the end of the night. Dry with clear spells elsewhere.

Monday:

Outbreaks of rain across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland will clear northwest during the morning. Dry with sunny spells elsewhere. Less windy and feeling quite pleasant in the sunshine.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

High pressure will dominate the weather this week with plenty of dry weather around, with sunny spells, mainly in the west. Often cloudy and cool in the east.

Updated at: 0429 on Sun 19 Apr 2015

Outlook for the UK over the next 6-30 days

UK Outlook for Thursday 23 Apr 2015 to Saturday 2 May 2015:

The start of this period will begin generally dry with good sunny spells across the British Isles. However, it is likely that the weather will gradually turn more unsettled during Friday and into the last few days of April, most probably from the south or west. Light winds are forecast in most areas at first, although breezier conditions are expected at times in the south, and a transition to generally windier weather is on the cards through the period. Temperatures are likely to be above average at first, before cooling down to near normal. This more unsettled and cooler weather pattern is then expected to continue into the early part of May, with a chance of some wet and windy conditions affecting the British Isles.

UK Outlook for Sunday 3 May 2015 to Sunday 17 May 2015:

There is some uncertainty regarding the weather forecast during this period. However, the most likely scenario is for weather conditions to be fairly typical for the time of year. As a result some wet weather is likely at times along with some drier and brighter periods, perhaps the best of these developing towards the south and east. Daytime temperatures will probably range from close to average during unsettled weather to above average when conditions are fine, and it will feel pleasantly warm in the sunnier spells as a result. As is common for the time of year, the more settled spells may be accompanied by chilly evenings with some isolated overnight frost in rural areas.

Updated at: 1423 on Sat 18 Apr 2015

Weather map

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Weather forecast map for Southampton

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